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Gas, registration fees shock drivers

Idaho transportation officials are wrapping up $49.2 million in new statewide transportation projects that were funded with the fee increases the Legislature passed this spring. And while the Idaho Transportation Department has a backlog of road and bridge projects that need to be built or maintained, the new gas and registration increases are catching some people off-guard. Joanne Meyer, of Coeur d’Alene, said she was shocked at the increased fees she had to pay to register her new Toyota Prius. Meyer said Tuesday that she had to pay $95 for a partial year’s registration after purchasing her new electric hybrid car. Two years ago, she paid $90 to register her old Prius for a total of two years. “It was sort of a shocker,” she said. “I had not heard or read anything about that”/Jeff Selle, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: Were you surprised by the new gas and registration tax/fee increases?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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