Tax and fee increases in Doyle budget draw GOP ire

Kitty claws at the purse strings...

"I've never seen a budget like this," said Rep. Kitty Rhoades, co-chair of the budget-writing Joint Finance Committee and a nine-year veteran lawmaker. "Evidently, the governor believes taxpayers can pay more now than they've ever before. Call it whatever you want, it's still going to be coming out of your pocketbook."

Doyle wants to raise the cigarette tax by $1.25 per pack, increase the vehicle registration and driver's license fees, and relax the property tax cap thereby providing great flexibility for communities to have more options to deal with revenue challenges.

Read more @ St. Paul Pioneer Press.

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