Gov. M. Jodi Rell vowed to resurrect her proposal to eliminate the car tax, making it clear her top priority, which failed in the legislature, would be a key issue in this year's gubernatorial campaign.
"Don't you just swear a little under your breath every time you have to pay this tax?" Rell said, adding just 11 states tax automobiles. "If you get rid of the tax, you will have real property tax relief you can see." (Lucas)
The car tax was torpedoed in part because municipalities felt it would cost them money, and that the administration's numbers didn't add up. Democrats instead focused on income tax credits for homeowners.
This might be a useful issue for Rell. A little over half of respondants approved of the idea of repealing the car tax in a February Quinnipiac Poll. Then again, it seems that the more people hear about the car tax repeal, the less they like it. So we'll see.
Lucas, Fred. "Rell to revive ban on car tax." Danbury News-Times 17 May, 2006.