Chip’s response came about a half-hour later:

Dear Matt,


I will look into this – surely they should never charge an amount in excess of what it costs to provide – especially since they have a monopoly.

It seems to me this would be a county charge, since they collect the tag fee.

It is very unfortunate that we lost the vote to eliminate the tag tax. It was a party line vote, as you might suspect.

Chip Rogers

Who says we don’t live in a representative democracy?

He makes a good point about the “convenience charge” originating with the county. I’ll send my commissioner an email.