By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, April 20 2011 @ 04:38 PM EDT
Do boaters in the Constitution State deserve to be taxed more? Governor Dan Malloy’s proposed 2012 budget adds significant new tax levies for boaters and proposes to eliminate the state boating fund and divert boating registration fees and tax dollars – paid by boaters – into the state’s general fund. BoatUS says these changes could threaten the state’s vibrant boating industry, and lead many cash-strapped residents to quit boating. Connecticut boaters are urged to send a message to their state legislator this week by going to www.BoatUS.com/gov/ctaction.