Who doesn’t hate car registration fees? Colorado’s drivers have been paying – and complaining about – higher tag fees and late registration penalties for the last two years to pay for road improvements.
Republicans have vowed to tackle the unpopular FASTER fees passed in 2009. A committee in the Republican House on Thursday took the first steps, voting to ratchet back higher late fees that raise some $25 million a year for transportation projects. Republicans say to expect more attempts to chip away at the unpopular fees.
But with the state facing another year of budget shortfalls, and many state roads and bridges in need of repair, what are the prospects for getting rid of the fees? Not likely, Democrats say.