So how would you pay to fix damage to roads done by trucks?

  Fare-collection gantry over the Massachusetts Turnpike in Newton.

Fare-collection gantry over the Massachusetts Turnpike in Newton.

From Robert Whitcomb's "Digital Diary,'' in GoLocal24.com:

hope that Rhode Island House Republican leader and gubernatorial candidate Patricia Morgan will spell out very precisely how she would pay to fix the state’s worst-in-the-nation highway and bridge infrastructure if not through Gov. Gina Raimondo’s truck tolls. (Trucks do most of the damage to roads and bridges.)

Ms. Morgan might drive down the Northeast Corridor and note that every state has a highway toll system except Rhode Island and Connecticut,  and the Nutmeg State may well soon restore tolls on Route 95 there (what used to be called the Connecticut Turnpike). The Ocean State now levies tolls only on the Newport/Pell Bridge.

Not coincidentally all these states have better transportation infrastructures than Rhode Island.

There’s a magical-thinking wing of the GOP  that calls for lower taxes  and better infrastructure. (And don’t cut my Medicare!)