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Foley pitches car tax reduction as part of urban strategy

Tom Foley with New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart and Heather Somers, his lieutenant governor candidate. (Christine Stuart photo)
Tom Foley with New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart and Heather Somers, his lieutenant governor candidate. (Christine Stuart photo)
The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.
The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

HARTFORD, Conn. – One of the centerpieces to Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley’s urban policy agenda is a proposal to cut the car tax rate in any city or town where it’s higher than 30 mills.

Foley said his proposal would only cost about $30 million and it would also include a cap on the personal property taxes for small businesses in cities where the mill rate is over 30 mills.

“This will cut the car tax in Hartford by 60 percent or about $400 on a typical care,” Foley said outside New Britain City Hall Wednesday. Under Foley’s plan, New Britain’s tax rate on cars would be cut by about 18 percent.

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2 responses to “Foley pitches car tax reduction as part of urban strategy”

  1. This can’t be for real. How can it be urban policy to incentivize car ownership? Traffic congestion, noise and crashes are burdens on the urban environment. A sensible urban policy would be to look for ways to give people the option of getting around on transit, on foot or by bike. This will require an investment in safe streets and in the crumbling transit infrastructure. Cutting the car tax isn’t doing cities any favors.

  2. John Levin

    David, you are talking about the urban policy of a wealthy white republican. Normally I hate to stereotype, but I think ‘tax cus’ is all they can think of. Sad, but true. Foley is a complete idiot, and most people in Connecticut won’t discover this until after he defeats Malloy in November. Can anyone explain why our state deserves such awful governors?

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