Most of us have read the press reports about the governor’s “mileage tax,” which would charge each and every one of us for every mile we drive. The tax is lethal and should not even be considered.
Despite that, the governor and legislative Democrats need their money and they’ll get it any way they can. Tracking the miles we drive and taxing us on each mile is the governor’s answer. He is so committed to it that he has authorized a DOT study costing $300,000. For those keeping score, the state has no money. But the governor thinks spending $300,000 to design a new tax on us is worth the investment.