State Rep. David Zoni (D-Southington) issued a statement asking Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to halt to a state application for federal funds to study a mileage tax that would cost $300,000 in taxpayer money.
Zoni noted in a statement from his office that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker recently vetoed a similar study according to media reports.
“As someone who opposes this tax along with our Democratic leaders, it makes little sense to go forward with the application for federal funds,” Zoni said in the release. “This is a study that is dead before arrival, so let’s stop worrying the public and kill it now.”
Zoni said in the statement that he understands the importance of determining how future transportation and infrastructure projects are to be funded, but going forward with a mileage study that virtually everyone concedes has no future “is a waste of time and unnecessarily alarms the public.”
Zoni is vice chair of the Insurance and Real Estate Committee and serves on the Aging, Public Health, and Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committees.