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Ritter Transportation Panel Calls for More Taxes January 7, 2008

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Another panel commissioned by Gov. Bill Ritter, another set of recommended tax increases:

Governor Bill Ritter’s 32-member blue-ribbon panel is recommending a $100 average increase in vehicle registration fees as part of its $1.5 billion plan to pay for much-needed transportation infrastructure maintenance and improvements.The road funding proposals include:

  • Increase vehicle registration fees by $100 on average.
  • Raise gas tax by 13 cents a gallon.
  • Icrease [sic] the fee on hotel rooms and car rentals to $6 a day.
  • Increasing the state sales tax by 0.35 percent.
  • Increase severance tax by 1.7 percent.

This is starting to sound like a tired theme. I don’t know about your middle-class family, but all these proposals alone would take a significant chunk out of my household budget. Is this what Coloradans voted for when they elected Ritter to be governor in 2006?

Cross posted at Ritter Watch

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1. Rick - July 10, 2009

No But – I can tell you my classic vehicle which receives about 6000 miles a year currently is $48.XX a year to register, but it is registered as a classic and requires a 5 year payment and registration which is around $250.00 for the 5 years. With the new Fees/TAX (Although a tax on vehicle registration is deductable on state tax returns) the registration would be $500.00 and I believe if I sell the vehicle lets say in 2 years after the 5 years registration – none of the registration fees are refundable. Ritter is Like Obama idea man Poor implementation and implications passes the bill figure out how it impact latter or how to get anything done for that matter. I vote for passing a law on No fees without voter approval


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