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Missouri looking at changes to what people pay for license plates
StL today ^ | 11 SEPT 2017 | Mark Schlinkmann

Posted on 09/13/2017 6:11:23 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT

Owners of fuel-efficient vehicles could pay higher vehicle registration fees than those who own gas guzzlers under a potential change being studied by Missouri state officials.

Another idea, he said at the governor’s conference, is imposing tolls on drivers at entrances to the state — as an alternative to tolling much of Interstate 70 in the state as MoDOT has studied in the past.

“The whole idea is to capture (fees from) people traveling through our state that use our roads that don’t pay anything” now, Messenger said in an interview.

However, McKenna said tolling only at entrances to the state would violate the U.S. Constitution’s interstate commerce clause.

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Toll booths on the interstate?

How will they ever be used for emergency runways?

What would Ike say about this plan?

And what if I don't drive high miles on my high mileage car.

1 posted on 09/13/2017 6:11:23 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT
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To: DUMBGRUNT

Mad Mo.;
The Show Me The Money State.


2 posted on 09/13/2017 6:14:03 PM PDT by Paladin2 (No spelchk nor wrong word auto substition on mobile dev. Please be intelligent and deal with it....)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

In other words, he wants to put up signs saying “Please stay out of Missouri”.


3 posted on 09/13/2017 6:14:26 PM PDT by bigbob (People say believe half of what you see son and none of what you hear - M. Gaye)
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To: bigbob

Walling off East StL may be a plus.


4 posted on 09/13/2017 6:17:14 PM PDT by Paladin2 (No spelchk nor wrong word auto substition on mobile dev. Please be intelligent and deal with it....)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

Missouri should be renamed “Misery” (which is how I usually pronounce it)


5 posted on 09/13/2017 6:18:58 PM PDT by captain_dave
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To: DUMBGRUNT

You can thank Obola’s Cash for Clunkheads for getting gas-guzzlers off the market and forcing people into little cars.

Government always wants things both ways.

They want you drive fuel-efficient cars, but they want you to pay the same amount of taxes or more.


6 posted on 09/13/2017 6:21:29 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ( "If fascism ever comes to America, it will be called liberalism." --Ronald Reagan)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

privatize all interstates and eliminate the gas tax


7 posted on 09/13/2017 6:21:46 PM PDT by vooch (America First Drain the Swamp)
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To: Paladin2

I took the exit into E Stl off the interstate by mistake in 1972. It was a scene right out of National Lampoon’s Vacation. Even back then, there was at least one no-go zone for non-blacks. Man, I wish we had picked our own cotton.


8 posted on 09/13/2017 6:21:47 PM PDT by sparklite2 (I'm less interested in the rights I have than the liberties I can take.)
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To: bigbob

Made the mistake of using the Pennsylvania Turnpike, once.

Never again.


9 posted on 09/13/2017 6:24:26 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (Please! Don’t tell me about Vietnam because I have been there.)
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One of the many reasons we formed the Union over two centuries ago was to avoid tolls and tariffs between states.

Aside from that observation, Congress has plenary power over Interstate Commerce. A reasonable user fee, or toll is one thing. An entry fee is a totally different thing.

"I am an American fighting man. I serve in the forces guarding our country and our way of life.
I am prepared to give my life in their defense."

10 posted on 09/13/2017 6:24:47 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (FMF Corpsman - Lima 3/5 RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Back in the logical daze, fees were weight based as it’s the weight of a vehicle that “damages” the road.


11 posted on 09/13/2017 6:25:37 PM PDT by Paladin2 (No spelchk nor wrong word auto substition on mobile dev. Please be intelligent and deal with it....)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

On doing a little googling...

Today, the 46,730-mile Interstate System includes approximately 2,900 miles of turnpikes.

Ugh.


12 posted on 09/13/2017 6:28:02 PM PDT by sparklite2 (I'm less interested in the rights I have than the liberties I can take.)
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Tolls, you mean like on the interstates in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois?

Haha to high mileage car owners.


13 posted on 09/13/2017 6:40:48 PM PDT by cyclotic (Trump tweets are the only news source you can trust.)
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To: IncPen

ping


14 posted on 09/13/2017 6:41:59 PM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: DUMBGRUNT

Charge me to enter your state? See ya later idiots. Nothing there worth anything anyway.


15 posted on 09/13/2017 6:48:33 PM PDT by Ray76 (Republicans are a Democrat party front group.)
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To: cyclotic

And Oklahoma. I-44 for 200 miles.


16 posted on 09/13/2017 6:52:44 PM PDT by The Truth Will Make You Free
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Nothing there worth anything anyway.

That's Not What Clint Heard.

17 posted on 09/13/2017 6:53:21 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Ray76

CT has been talking about border tolls for a while now. Too many people drive thru and don’t stop to buy our overpriced gas.


18 posted on 09/13/2017 6:58:50 PM PDT by matt04
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To: DUMBGRUNT

Can they provide separate drinking fountains also?


19 posted on 09/13/2017 7:12:09 PM PDT by Mark (Celebrities... is there anything they do not know? -Homer Simpson)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

your papers please!


20 posted on 09/13/2017 7:13:24 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (TETELESTI Read em and weep Lucy! Yer times almost up.)
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