Senator Sean Kean, a member of the Senate Transportation Committee, called on middle-class families to join him in opposing the higher fees proposed by the governor and the Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC).
“It is a little known fact that the MVC makes a profit in New Jersey,” Kean stated. “Most of the excess revenue that the agency collects is transferred to the General Budget Fund, where it subsidizes the pet projects of partisan legislators. These increases are nothing more than hidden tax hikes on middle-class families.”
On February 17, 2009 the MVC proposed increasing 78 fees on various transaction, processes and services. The rate hikes are projected to raise up to $60 million annually. State law requires that any time fees are raised that there be a 60 day period of public comment. This period of public comment has been extended to May 2.
“I urge my fellow citizens to contact the MVC and the Governor’s office and oppose these tax increases,” Kean continued. “In this economic climate middle-class families cannot afford fees increased raised on a whim of unaccountable Trenton bureaucrats. I intend to co-sponsor legislation that will strip the MVC bureaucrats of the ability to raise any fees on the taxpaying public.”
Comments can be directed to: The Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs, MVC, 225 East State Street, PO Box 162, Trenton, New Jersey, 08666-0162.
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