Citing hard times, state legislators gouged Florida’s drivers four years ago, hiking the costs of renewing driver licenses and license plates by more than a third. Since the state was facing multibillion-dollar budget shortfalls and layoffs prompted by the recession, the decision was acceptable at the time.
But the recession is over, and the state’s budget is growing again. It is time to start rolling back these artificially high automobile fees.
Subscribers get total access to this story, and all our in-depth news, digital editions and exclusive content. Subscribe today, or try a 24-hour or 7-day digital pass.
All Day Access — 24-hour digital pass99¢ for 24 hours
All Week Access – 7-day digital pass$3.99 for 7 days
All Access, All the Time – Print & DigitalView Offers
Post Print Subscriber — I need to register my account for digital access.Access Digital
Registered Post Subscriber — Sign me in.Sign In