This pertains to a recent letter regarding our state government's response to Wisconsin's severe and longstanding transportation funding deficit.
Apparently, our state has decided to address this issue by raising the registration fees for owners of hybrid vehicles. So, drivers who elect to purchase and drive a more environmentally friendly vehicle are penalized. In the same paper, the executive director of Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, Kurt Bauer, suggests that the state motto "Forward" would be a better slogan for our Wisconsin license plates.
With regressive funding policies such as the increase in hybrid vehicle registration fees, a more accurate slogan would be "Backward."