Readers Write: April 1

Legislature should amend electric vehicle fee

I am disappointed in the Georgia Legislature’s failure to fix the $200 yearly fee that is imposed on electric vehicle drivers.

Rep. Scott Holcomb introduced a bill to amend the yearly electric vehicle fee from $200 to $75, a reasonable effort that would not penalize those wanting to drive electric vehicles, which are cleaner and cheaper to operate than their gasoline counterparts. Unfortunately, this bill failed. I hope that, in the next session, the Legislature acts on the facts and amends the yearly electric vehicle fee.


Deal vetoed bill against the will of the people

I have never heard of Sage North America and do not know Marc Schelpe, but it seems he had a wonderful education and should know better than some of the things he said in “State doges harmful, discriminatory bullet” (March 30). He states, “But in the past few weeks, Georgians came together as one to ensure HB 757 was stopped before any damage was done.” The veto was far from a united Georgia decision. The citizens did not come together as one.

He said, “Today is the day that Georgians said we will not stand idly by while a dangerous bill … is stamped into law.” Georgians did not say that. Governor Deal vetoed the bill against the wishes of a large percentage of people in this state.

In his last paragraph, Schelpe said Gov. Deal joined with the Atlanta business community and the majority of Georgians who value the dignity and rights of all our citizens. I think Gov. Deal joined with the Atlanta business community and forgot about the rest of the state. And, it seems Schelpe is saying that people who disagree with the veto do not value the dignity and rights of our citizens. This is an example of what an education at our finest universities can teach someone.


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