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No gas tax increase to pay for rail transport

Foley criticized [primary opponent John] McKinney for voting in 2005 to raise the gross receipts tax on petroleum, which was part of a bipartisan bill that financed nearly $1 billion in transportation infrastructure, including new rail cars for Metro-North and a new railroad repair yard.

"It was a historic investment in our transportation infrastructure," McKinney said. "And for someone from Fairfield County like Tom to be opposed to new rail cars, fixing a rail line, improving mass transportation, fixing bridges--after even President Obama has condemned the Malloy administration's practices on our roads and bridges--it is shocking to me."

Foley ignored the gibe about transportation and repeated his criticism of McKinney for supporting higher gasoline taxes--too much of which was spent for goods and services other than transportation. He said the deal was the approach of an insider, the word he uses brand McKinney and Malloy as two of a kind.

Source: Connecticut Mirror on 2014 Connecticut gubernatorial debate , Jul 17, 2014

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