STAMFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont said Monday he isn’t giving up his fight to implement tolls on Connecticut’s highways despite uncertainty from legislative leadership.

“We’re having day-to-day conversations,” Lamont said Monday following a ceremonial bill signing to accelerate the installation of 5G connectivity throughout the state.

“I’ve had more people come into my office and tell me it’s the right thing to do, and I know it’s much better than piling more debt on the backs of the taxpayers ... But it’s a vote that a lot of legislators just assumed they didn’t have to take so I’m still battling on that one.”

Last week, Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz, D-Berlin, told the Hartford Courant he’s not sure if the governor’s top priority will survive.

"I don’t know where we land,'' Aresimowicz said, adding that he knows the governor is working to find a compromise.

Lamont made tolls a central issue of his first legislative cycle, surprising many when he came out in favor of broad tolling in February. Since then, he’s been locked in a bitter battle with legislators to pass the legislation, even offering a compromise on bonding for some projects.

Still, every Republican and a handful Democrats are opposed to tolling with no sign of wavering.; 203-842-2563; @kaitlynkrasselt