These 16 GOP Assembly and 6 GOP Senate hypocrites ARE NOT representatives of a government that is closest to the people.
Data from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation show that 25 municipalities and 11 counties currently collect the local vehicle registration fee. The fee ranges anywhere from $10 to $30, and the average price of the fee in Wisconsin is just under $20. Curt Witynski, deputy director of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, called the legislation a “classic interference with local decision making.”
4/28/2019 update, "Your Wisconsin wheel tax update starts here", starts here.
It's spreading like wildfire!
25 municipalities and 10 counties
2/25/2019 update, "In less than 3 years, the number of Wisconsin municipalities and counties collecting a vehicle registration fee has more than doubled", starts here.
But wait, there's more!
UPDATE. Now that Dane County approved a vehicle registration fee, it's time again for WIGOP to violate its most cherished principle. (12/17/2017)
Lincoln County becomes 6th county to implement vehicle registration fee. (9/26/2017)
Milwaukee County looks to go to the head of the class with wheel tax advisory referendum. (3/21/2017)
Additional jurisdictions likely to add their names to Wisconsin wheel tax list. (8/20/2016)
Add Fort Atkinson to the list of municipalities assessing a wheel tax. (2/24/2016)
Sheboygan Common Council wheel tax vote: The yeas, the nays & the chickenshits. (10/14/2015)
Sheboygan Council Vice-President tells his colleagues not to pee their pants at upcoming Committee of the Whole meeting. (10/11/2015)
Sheboygan Common Council ponders an annual $20 wheel tax. (8/25/2015)
Janesville becomes 5th community to impose a wheel tax. (12/1/2011)
Three Dane County supervisors propose wheel tax. (11/9/2011; it didn't fly.)
Hudson lawmaker puts his finger on Janesville's pulse. (10/20/2011)
Mayville retains its wheel tax. (10/13/2011)
Wheel tax proposed in Janesville. (10/12/2011)
Original 6/20/2016 post, "Additional jurisdictions likely to add their names to Wisconsin wheel tax list", starts here.
Communities Turn To Wheel Tax For Road Maintenance. (Wisconsin Public Radio, 8/12/2016)
Dan Fedderly of the Wisconsin County Highway Association points to a decade of stagnant road funding from the state that's left locals with little choice. "We just simply need to address what has been a pending dilemma for many years and has got to the point where it is in crisis mode for many local units of government across the state," Fedderly said.
No decision on Marathon County wheel tax. (Northwoods Radio, 8/19/2016)
Wausau asks county for wheel tax cash. (Wausau Daily Herald, 8/18/2016)
Milwaukee County. County wheel tax, end to free GO Pass proposed. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8/12/2016)
Green Bay considers road tax to fund roadwork. (Green Bay Press Gazette, 8/2/2016)
Portage council OKs wheel tax; goes into effect Jan. 1. (The Times, 5/5/2016)