The Cass County Council passed a $25 dollar a vehicle wheel tax. The reason?
"Cuts in local road and street budgets based on state formulas forecast for 2007 would have meant major cuts in road improvement and maintenance, County Highway Superintendent Dave Strahlem said."
Mitch knows how much money it takes to run the state, and that it was going to require a tax increase to meet those needs. But he didn't want to be the one to do it, so what to do? Easy, push it off on the counties.
That's not leadership.