Washington State Ignores Ballot Initiative Lowering Registration Fees

The Washington State Department of Licensing is collecting the inflated car registration (“car tab”) fees that the voters had just rejected in November. Initiative 976 passed with 53 percent of the vote, limiting state and local licensing fees to $30. Officials upset at the prospect of losing the ability to pay for transit with motorist funds turned to a local judge who was more than willing to issue a preliminary injunction blocking the measure from taking effect…