Oppose surcharge on electric/hybrid vehicles in WI
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The 2018 WI State Budget proposal TO BE VOTED ON NEXT WEEK includes levying a fee on the owners of electric and hybrid vehicles (EHVs) to help fill the deficit in transportation funding. This measure unfairly punishes the owners of the 813 electric and 59,590 hybrid vehicles in the state, and fails to account for the benefits EHV owners provide to the state in reduced costs of air-pollution related health care costs and climate change mitigation. With over 4.4 million gas and diesel powered cars registered in WI, the state would generate a LOT more transportation revenue AND incentivize more sustainable behavior through a gas-guzzler tax or a mileage tax.
Please sign my petition to tell WI lawmakers that punishing the socially-conscious drivers of EHVs is an ineffective and backward-looking way to solve the transportation budget shortfall! Let's not let fossil-fuel-friendly Republican lawmakers take us a step backward!
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