NEW BRITAIN, CT (WFSB) -- Tolls continue to be a hot-button topic, and residents have a chance to make their opinions known Monday evening.
Lawmakers are holding a forum in New Britain to discuss questions and concerns about the tolls proposal.
The forum will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday at the New Britain Senior Center.
The debate over tolls is a hot one, but the decision will ultimately be made by lawmakers and time is running out. They have just one month to vote.
If the governor's plan is approved, it could raise close to a billion dollars to state roads and bridges.
Projects like the Charter Oak Bridge are expensive, not only to maintain, but widen.
"This is the only solution we have seen that doesn't put 100 percent of the burden on CT taxpayers," said Don Shubert, CT Construction Association.
Don Subert from the CT Construction Association said the state is not spending enough money to maintain what we have.
Republicans have a plan to borrow $700 million for 30 years, which means taxpayers pay $35.2 billion.
Democrats tolls plan will cost taxpayers $12.96 billion, with out of state drivers paying $8.6 billion.
Over the weekend, Channel 3 conducted a new poll about tolls, asking folks if they have changed their minds about the proposal at all.
As of Monday morning, 92 percent of voters said tolls were still a bad idea. Six percent said they would help the state’s transportation infrastructure.
Click here to vote in the poll.
Some time has passed, have you changed your mind about tolls in CT?
The Yankee Institute, a conservative think tank, feels tolls are a bad policy, especially since taxpayers don't have a lot of detail or control.
"What we've got is a toll bill that we have been promised will do various things, but it goes through no matter what. Once it's authorized, it will go through," said Scott Shepard, Yankee Institute.
The Yankee Institute feels the plan needs to spell out how much per mile and include guarantees costs won't be higher.
The governor is planning to release an updated version of his plan soon.