Romney's Increases when he became Governor of MA [View all]
Interesting info I just picked up..
Among Romney's "fee increases" as Gov:
Marriage licenses went from $4 to $50
Driving permits from $15 to $30
Deed-recording fees from $25 to $100
Mortgage-recording fees from $36 to $158
Certificate of Blindness $10 fee
Romney also billed blind people $15 each for discount-travel ID cards.
In MA, "Romney increased taxes by $309 million, mainly on corporations. These tax hikes, described by Romney apologists as loophole closures, totaled $128 million in 2003, $95.5 in 2004, and $85 million in 2005. That final year, Romney proposed $170 million in higher business taxes, the Boston Globe reports. However, the Bay State's liberal, Democratic legislature balked and only approved an $85 million increase."