The Rell administration Tuesday extended an olive branch to Democratic Party critics of its plan to repeal the property tax on individual taxpayers' cars. Gubernatorial Chief of Staff Lisa Moody (pictured) said the administration would support a change in the plan to allow seniors to keep their $350 property tax credit -- which is otherwise a casualty of the car-tax plan. (Bass)
It sounds like they want to use some of the surplus for this. Dangerous...
I still like the idea of the car tax, if only as a way to make the state a slightly more bearable place to live and to get the ball rolling on real property tax reform. The idea of keeping the homeowners' credit for the elderly is nice, but it also seems like, as some of Rell's opponents are saying, an election-year gimmick.
I'm noticing that the New Haven Independent and other, related online sources like The Corner Report and CT News Junkie are all having excellent coverage lately. Let's hear it for online newspapers!
Bass, Paul. "Car Tax Compromise Floated." New Haven Independent 28 March, 2006.