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Connecticut Post: Lamont’s plan to rid roads of the poor

Carol Platt Liebau, Yankee Institute’s president, was published in the Connecticut Post October 29.

“Gov. Ned Lamont has a unique strategy for reducing income inequality, at least on Connecticut’s roads: He’s going to stop poor people from driving on them.

Lamont began 2020 saying he was “doing everything I can to promote public transportation and propel people to get out of cars.”

And just before Christmas, the governor signed on to the Transportation and Climate Initiative, a pact with Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Washington, D.C., to artificially increase the cost of gasoline and diesel so the people most sensitive to high prices drive less and transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions go down.”

Yankee Staff

Yankee Institute is a 501(c)(3) research and citizen education organization that does not accept government funding. Yankee Institute develops and advances free-market, limited-government solutions in Connecticut. As one of America’s oldest state-based think tanks, Yankee is a leading advocate for smart, limited government; fairness for taxpayers; and an open road to opportunity.

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