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Two major sources of income are available to our neighbors but not in our state: road tolls and taxes on recreational marijuana. This editorial takes no real position on the propriety of tolls as an income source, only the practical effect of being late to the game.

Many Nutmeggers provide revenue on a recurring basis to Massachusetts (e.g., the Mass Pike, Tobin Bridge, etc.), New York (think endless road and bridge tolls) and New Jersey (as in the Turnpike). We think nothing of it, with our E-ZPasses affixed to our windshields. But when the question comes up of tolls in Connecticut (even with a transportation improvement fund lockbox), we cannot abide it. Is it because it would be particularly harsh for those who live near the tolls?

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