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By Lyle Ferch

Turn from the Dark Side


To the Editor:

Well, I just got another shock three weeks ago when I renewed the hull registration on my 20-year-old boat. The hull tab that expired June 30 had cost me $25, but when I renewed it, the fee had been raised to $30. When you do the math, that’s a 20 percent increase all at once, but I guess our legislators felt that having a boat is a luxury and that they don’t mind gouging the public for their recreational activities. That bothered me a little, but I swallowed hard and paid up, even though my boat may not get in the water for another three years.

Now today I opened the notice from Department of Licensing that I have to register my Ford pickup in August and the suggested...

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