HARTFORD — Saying it’s his “number one” and “number two” priorities, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Tuesday that he supports a plan to reinstate tolls in Connecticut restrooms. Citing the success of the EZpass system now in place in other states, Malloy went on to say that “putting a premium on poop makes perfect sense for a government squeezed for cash.”
Holed up deep within the bowels of the State House, Malloy pledged that the first EZpass system will be installed in the General Assembly building next week, adding “with all that verbal diarrhea, we should have the budget balanced by next week.”
The Democratic governor, who won re-election to a second four-year term Nov. 4, told reporters at the Capitol that compliance would be enforced through the use of cameras, that there would be additional fines for leaving the seat up, and that “this isn’t a transponder in my pants, but I am happy to see you.”
Test restrooms should be finished by next week, and Malloy’s office will present a more detailed plan when legislature convenes Jan. 7. Malloy also hired a Flushing New York ad agency to create “Way To Go, Connecticut.” Printed on Mr. Whipple’s Charmin, Malloy’s marketing campaign rolls out next week, and is said to feature PeeWee Herman, George Michael and the Tydee Bowl man.