Lamont's State of the State address to kick off busy legislative session with tolls, betting on the table

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Gov. Ned Lamont is putting the finishing touches on his State of the State address, with his Wednesday speech set to kick off a busy General Assembly session.

The top priority for Lamont has been passing a toll plan. He wants to charge tractor-trailers to drive on Connecticut's bridges. Some drivers worry that other vehicles will end up paying too.

Lamont is also expected to discuss vaccines. Some families opt out for religious reasons, but state lawmakers are also expected to drop the religious exemption.

Sports betting is also likely to be discussed. Spots like Bobby V's in Stamford want to offer it. But the tribes that run Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods want to control it.

And finally, Lamont is expected to talk about the hot topic of legal marijuana. It's already on sale in Massachusetts, while other states have been given the green light on it as well.

The address is expected to begin at 12 p.m. News 12 will carry the address live on social media. 

 

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