A letter-to-the-editor published by the Las Vegas Review-Journal is on to something. Lee Sutton of North Las Vegas wrote…
“Californians are moving here in droves but not registering their vehicles because our fees are so high. Maybe it’s time Nevada reduced its fees to California levels and increased the gasoline tax to offset the loss.”
Mr. Sutton has it half-right. Yes, we should cut the high cost of vehicle registration fees, though I would go well below the fees charged by California.
Indeed, as noted on the “Issues” page of my campaign website, this is one of the bills I’d either propose or support in the 2021 Nevada Legislature if elected…
“A bill creating a flat, one-time car registration fee. $50 seems about right.”
But no, we should NOT raise the gas tax to offset the revenue loss. Instead, we should cut spending.
And as soon as the state’s checkbook is posted online for all of us to see, we’ll break out the red pens!