MacIver News Minute: Budget Committee Wants To Explore “Big Brother” Mileage Tracking Fee Scheme

June 13, 2019

In one of the bigger Big Government ideas coming from ostensibly free-market conservatives, the Legislature’s budget-writing committee wants to track your vehicle’s mileage. The committee last week approved a state transportation budget explores a mileage-based fee system. Whether that would entail self-reporting, or technology that creepily tracks motorist mileage, the proposal puts Wisconsin on the road to Big Brother Land. Even more troubling, the language gives the Joint Finance Committee, not the full Legislature, the authority to approve or deny any mileage tracking plan that comes out of the study committee. That’s too much control in the hands of a few, and it has Big Brother riding shotgun.

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