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					Mitt Romney's three quarters of a billion dollars of fee and tax increases summarized
                                        Revenue
                                        raised in
 Year   Fee/tax increase                                  Notes                                                     Source
                                        millions
                                        (annually)
                                                       Proposed in Romney's first budget -- increases in 88
                                                                                                                    Boston Globe 2/28/03,
                                                       different new or existing fees, including fees to get a
        88 different fee increases in                                                                               7/24/03; Mass.
 2003                                            $59.0 marriage license, renew a driver's license, and legally
        first budget                                                                                                Taxpayers Fdn.
                                                       possess a gun. (See "Detailed list of All Romney Fee
                                                                                                                    5/15/03
                                                       and Tax Increases" for a complete list)
                                                                                                                 Boston Globe 2/27/03
        Registry of Deeds fee                             Proposed by Romney in February 2003 -- affects all real
 2003                                           $175.0                                                           and Boston Globe,
        increases                                         estate transactions, such as buying and selling a house
                                                                                                                 9/27/06
                                                       Proposed in Romney's first budget -- tax generally would Mass. Taxpayers Fdn.
        Petroleum product delivery
 2003                                            $60.0 be passed on from wholesalers to retailers to drivers and 5/15/03; Boston Herald
        fees
                                                       other consumers                                           6/28/03
                                                                                                                 H.1, Line item 4590-
        Fees from Children's Medical
                                                       Proposed in Romney's first budget -- fees to be paid by   0905
 2003   Security Program co-pays and              $6.5
                                                       residents receiving insurance through these programs      (http://www.mass.gov/e
        premiums
                                                                                                                 oaf/budget/fy04/)
                                                                                                                  H.1, Line item 0339-
                                                                                                                  1006
                                                       Proposed in Romney's first budget -- additional fees to be
 2003   Fees for probation services              $45.0                                                            (http://www.mass.gov/e
                                                       collected by probation officers and public defenders
                                                                                                                  oaf/budget/fy04/);
                                                                                                                  Boston Globe 2/27/03
        Sales tax increase on used                        Proposed in Romney's first budget -- tax raised by
 2003                                            $10.0                                                              Boston Globe 2/27/03
        car sales                                         assigning higher values to used cars
        Increased tuition & fees at
 2003                                            $50.0 Proposed in Romney's first budget                            Boston Globe 2/27/03
        state & community colleges
                                                                                                                     StateHouse News
        "User fee" on private                             Proposed in Romney's first budget and valued at $90
                                                                                                                     Service 2/26/03,
 2003   insurance companies to pay                   $0.0 million-- in response to industry opposition, Romney later
                                                                                                                     4/10/03; Boston Globe
        for MassHealth                                    withdrew the proposal
                                                                                                                     2/27/03
                                                          Proposed new 5-cent deposits on water and juice bottles
        Expansion of bottle bill
 2003                                                $0.0 and 15-cent deposits on wine and liquor; change valued    Boston Globe 4/4/03
        deposits
                                                          at $15 million. Rejected by the Legislature
Mitt Romney's three quarters of a billion dollars of fee and tax increases summarized
        Corporate tax increases               Proposed by Romney in separate bill at same time as first
 2003                                  $128.0                                                              Boston Globe 2/27/03
        ("closing loopholes")                 budget
        Increased premiums for                Implemented in November 2003 by Romney-Healey
                                                                                                           StateHouse News
 2003   MassHealth and children's       $10.0 administration, targeted at poor families receiving
                                                                                                           Service 12/17/03
        health state insurance                Medicaid
                                              Proposed in Romney's second budget -- includes
        Various fee increases in
 2004                                   $16.5 doubling of mortgage broker licensing fee, increased civil   Boston Globe 1/29/04
        second budget
                                              service exam fee
        Corporate tax increases
 2004                                   $95.5 Proposed in tandem with Romney's second budget               Boston Globe 3/4/04
        ("closing loopholes")
                                              Bill filed by Romney in January 2005 and originally
                                              proposing $170 million in higher taxes. In response to
        Corporate tax increases                                                                            Boston Globe 2/1/05;
 2005                                   $85.0 business opposition, Romney later scaled back his
        ("closing loopholes")                                                                              Boston Globe 6/11/05
                                              proposal, Legislature passed smaller version raising
                                              about $85 million annually
        TOTAL of all higher fees and          Note: The actual amount of tax and fee increases
        taxes proposed by Gov. Mitt           proposed by Romney was even higher, since the state
                                       $740.5
        Romney and which became               Legislature rejected or reduced some of Romney's
        law.                                  proposed increases. See above notes.
Detailed list of All Romney fee and tax increases
                                           Revenue
 Year   Fee/tax increase                   raised          Notes                                                   Source
                                           (annually)
        Corporate tax increases                           Proposed by Romney in separate bill at same time as first
 2003                                       $128,000,000                                                            Boston Globe 2/27/03
        ("closing loopholes")                             budget
 2003   Create $10 fee for self-                 $300,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        requested Criminal Offender                       in Romney's FY 04 budget                                  sidebar: "Fee
        Records Information -Criminal                                                                               proposals"
        History Systems Board

 2003   Create $100 monthly fee for              $815,760 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        municipal use criminal records                    in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        -Criminal History Systems                                                                                  proposals"
        Board
 2003   Create $150 tissue-sample fee             $15,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        for civil cases -Chief Medical                    in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        Examiner                                                                                                   proposals"
 2003   Create $25 autopsy report fee            $150,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        for civil cases -Chief Medical                    in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        Examiner                                                                                                   proposals"
 2003   Create $5 to $10 fee for early           $300,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        intervention services -                           in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        Department of Public Health                                                                                proposals"
 2003   Create $500-per-day expert                $20,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        testimony fee                                     in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
                                                                                                                   proposals"
 2003   Create a $1 cash transfer fee            $150,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        for inmates -Department of                        in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        Corrections                                                                                                proposals"
 2003   Create a $10 fee for issuing a           $100,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        Certificate of Blindness -                        in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        Massachusetts Commission                                                                                   proposals"
        for the Blind
 2003   Create a $100 fee for                     $15,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        determining client’s eligibility                  in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        for services -Department of                                                                                proposals"
        Mental Retardation
Detailed list of All Romney fee and tax increases
 2003   Create a $100 fee for               $75,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        guardianship changes -                      in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        Department of Mental                                                                                 proposals"
        Retardation
 2003   Create a $15 fee for issuing        $14,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        travel/ID cards -                           in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        Massachusetts Commission                                                                             proposals"
        for the Blind
 2003   Create a $15 five-year renewal     $322,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        fee for ID cards -Registry of               in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        Motor Vehicles                                                                                       proposals"
 2003   Create a $2 parking fee at         $200,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        various parks -Department of                in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        Environmental Management                                                                             proposals"

 2003   Create a $2 per book fee for       $507,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        bulk orders of driver manuals -             in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        Registry of Motor Vehicles                                                                           proposals"

 2003   Create a $20 case filing fee -      $14,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        Labor Relations Commission                  in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
                                                                                                             proposals"
 2003   Create a $200 fee to                 $8,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        assemble records -Labor                     in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        Relations Commission                                                                                 proposals"
 2003   Create a $4 vehicle history        $125,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        report fee -Registry of Motor               in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        Vehicles                                                                                             proposals"
 2003   Create a $50 fee for all initial   $300,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        tuberculosis tests and an                   in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        additional $400 fee if results                                                                       proposals"
        are positive and additional
        testing is required -
        Department of Public Health
 2003   Create a “record of file”          $230,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        certified copy fee -Division of             in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        Insurance                                                                                            proposals"
Detailed list of All Romney fee and tax increases
 2003   Create a fee for appealing        $2,200,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        SDIP ratings -Division of                    in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        Insurance                                                                                             proposals"
 2003   Create a fee for approving          $150,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        Chapter 766 special education                in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        programs -Department of                                                                               proposals"
        Education
 2003   Create a fee for filing appeals    $115,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        with the Registry of Motor                  in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        Vehicles -Division of                                                                                proposals"
        Insurance
 2003   Create a fee for licensing         $200,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        teacher preparation programs -              in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        Department of Education                                                                              proposals"

 2003   Create data request fee -Chief       $15,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        Medical Examiner                             in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
                                                                                                              proposals"
 2003   Create electronic item pricing    $3,000,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        registration fee -Department of              in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        Standards                                                                                             proposals"
 2003   Create fee for use of Trial         $250,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        Court Law Libraries -                        in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        Administrative Office of the                                                                          proposals"
        Judiciary
 2003   Create filing and mediation        $495,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        fees and increase training fees             in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        at the Committee Against                                                                             proposals"
        Discrimination -Other FY 2004
        budget changes

 2003   Create low-emissions vehicle      $1,200,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        compliance fee -Department                   in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        of Telecom and Energy                                                                                 proposals"
Detailed list of All Romney fee and tax increases
 2003   Create new fees for training           $17,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        domestic violence specialists -                in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        Department of Social Services                                                                           proposals"

 2003   Creates tariff and annual             $130,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        report filing fee -Department of               in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        Telecom and Energy                                                                                      proposals"
 2003   Enforce sliding scale fee             $250,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        charged to families with                       in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        children in voluntary and                                                                               proposals"
        “Children In Need of
        Supervision” placements -
        Department of Social Services


                                                       Proposed new 5-cent deposits on water and juice bottles
        Expansion of bottle bill
 2003                                               $0 and 15-cent deposits on wine and liquor; change valued    Boston Globe 4/4/03
        deposits
                                                       at $15 million. Rejected by the Legislature

                                                                                                                  H.1, Line item 0339-
                                                                                                                  1006
                                                       Proposed in Romney's first budget -- additional fees to be
 2003   Fees for probation services        $45,000,000                                                            (http://www.mass.gov/e
                                                       collected by probation officers and public defenders
                                                                                                                  oaf/budget/fy04/);
                                                                                                                  Boston Globe 2/27/03
                                                                                                                  H.1, Line item 4590-
        Fees from Children's Medical
                                                         Proposed in Romney's first budget -- fees to be paid by  0905
 2003   Security Program co-pays and        $6,500,000
                                                         residents receiving insurance through these programs     (http://www.mass.gov/e
        premiums
                                                                                                                  oaf/budget/fy04/)
 2003   Increase annual elevator            $2,000,000   An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        inspection permit late fees -                    in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        Department of Public Safety                                                                               proposals"
 2003   Increase bar exam fee -               $201,000   An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        Administrative Office of the                     in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        Judiciary                                                                                                 proposals"
 2003   Increase boat registration fees     $2,200,000   An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        from $15-$30 to $25-$100 -                       in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        Other FY 2004 budget                                                                                      proposals"
        changes
Detailed list of All Romney fee and tax increases
 2003   Increase child care licensing     $250,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        fees -Other FY 2004 budget                 in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        changes                                                                                             proposals"
 2003   Increase commercial driver’s      $114,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        license road test fee from $20             in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        to $40 -Registry of Motor                                                                           proposals"
        Vehicles
 2003   Increase commercial feed/pet      $320,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        food licensing fees from $50 to            in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        $100-Department of                                                                                  proposals"
        Agriculture
 2003   Increase commercial pesticide      $63,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        application fee from $25 to                in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        $50 annually -Department of                                                                         proposals"
        Agriculture
 2003   Increase commercial pesticide     $103,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        certification fee from $50 to              in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        $100 -Department of                                                                                 proposals"
        Agriculture
 2003   Increase comprehensive             $50,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        permit process (Ch. 40B) fees -            in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        Department of Housing and                                                                           proposals"
        Community Development

 2003   Increase cottage fees from        $236,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        $450-$1,900 to $900-$3,800                 in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        annually -Department of                                                                             proposals"
        Environmental Management
 2003   Increase cremation inspection     $600,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        fee from $25 to $75 -Chief                 in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        Medical Examiner                                                                                    proposals"

 2003   Increase daily golfing fees       $741,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        from $10-$20 to $15-$25 and                in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        seasonal golfing passes from                                                                        proposals"
        $100-$650 to $150-$800 -
        Metropolitan District
        Commission
Detailed list of All Romney fee and tax increases
 2003   Increase dealers of pesticide       $23,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        license fee from $50 to $250                in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        annually -Department of                                                                              proposals"
        Agriculture
 2003   Increase driving record/history    $182,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        fee from $10 to $15 -Registry               in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        of Motor Vehicles                                                                                    proposals"

 2003   Increase drunk driving            $1,640,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        reinstatement fee from $300                  in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        to $500 -Registry of Motor                                                                            proposals"
        Vehicles
 2003   Increase duplicate license and    $1,000,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        ID card fee from $15 to $20 -                in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        Registry of Motor Vehicles                                                                            proposals"

 2003   Increase elevator repair re-      $1,000,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        inspection fees -Department of               in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        Public Safety                                                                                         proposals"
 2003   Increase fee for logo signs -       $810,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        Massachusetts Highway                        in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        Department                                                                                            proposals"
 2003   Increase fee for outdoor            $624,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        advertising -Massachusetts                   in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        Highway Department                                                                                    proposals"
 2003   Increase fee for permit to          $700,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        clean up hazardous waste -                   in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        Department of Telecom and                                                                             proposals"
        Energy
 2003   Increase fee for registering       $134,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        aircraft -Other FY 2004 budget              in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        changes                                                                                              proposals"
 2003   Increase fee for taking the         $76,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        Physical Fitness Test required              in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        of new police and fire                                                                               proposals"
        candidates -Other FY 2004
        budget changes
Detailed list of All Romney fee and tax increases
 2003   Increase fee for the use of        $1,500,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        Criminal Offender Records                     in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        Information -Criminal History                                                                          proposals"
        Systems Board
 2003   Increase fee speeding tickets      $2,350,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        from $25 to $50 and DUI                       in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        violation fee from $125 to                                                                             proposals"
        $250 -Other FY 2004 budget
        changes
 2003   Increase fees for license           $800,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        renewal from $200,000 to                     in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        $225,000 annually -Division of                                                                        proposals"
        Insurance
 2003   Increase fees for the Health       $2,500,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        Boards and the Boards of                      in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        Medicine -Department of                                                                                proposals"
        Public Health
 2003   Increase fertilizer analysis fee    $116,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        from $50 to $100 per                         in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        registration -Department of                                                                           proposals"
        Agriculture
 2003   Increase firearms registration     $1,670,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        fee from $25 to $75 -Criminal                 in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        History Systems Board                                                                                  proposals"

 2003   Increase floats, piers, and          $13,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        moorings fee from $30-$50 to                 in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        $60-$100 -Department of                                                                               proposals"
        Environmental Management
 2003   Increase hazardous waste           $1,800,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        compliance fees by 40% -                      in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        Department of Telecom and                                                                              proposals"
        Energy
 2003   Increase hazardous waste           $1,600,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        transport fees by 34% -                       in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        Department of Telecom and                                                                              proposals"
        Energy
Detailed list of All Romney fee and tax increases
 2003   Increase horse riding                $30,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        instructor license fee from $2-              in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        $15 to $4-30 -Department of                                                                           proposals"
        Agriculture
 2003   Increase hourly ice skating fee    $1,300,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        from $50-$160 to $65-$200 -                   in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        Metropolitan District                                                                                  proposals"
        Commission
 2003   Increase Housing Appeals            $150,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        Committee processing fees -                  in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        Department of Housing and                                                                             proposals"
        Community Development
 2003   Increase inmate phone              $2,000,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        charges from 86¢ to $2 -                      in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        Department of Corrections                                                                              proposals"
 2003   Increase licensing fees for        $6,000,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        labs, hospitals, alcoholic                    in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        beverage control, radiation                                                                            proposals"
        monitoring, food and drug
        regulations, and vital records -
        Department of Public Health

 2003   Increase licensing fees for          $50,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        mental health providers -Other               in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        FY 2004 budget changes                                                                                proposals"

 2003   Increase logging on                 $195,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        Commonwealth land -                          in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        Department of Environmental                                                                           proposals"
        Management
 2003   Increase milk dealer license        $129,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        from $5 to $25 a month -                     in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        Department of Agriculture                                                                             proposals"
 2003   Increase motor fuel fee from        $325,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        $100 to $150 -Department of                  in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        Standards                                                                                             proposals"
Detailed list of All Romney fee and tax increases
 2003   Increase motorcycle license       $340,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        fee from $34 to $40 and                    in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        commercial driver’s license                                                                         proposals"
        fee from $53 to $60 -Registry
        of Motor Vehicles
 2003   Increase nursery/greenhouse        $36,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        inspection fee from $15-$105               in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        to $30-$210 -Department of                                                                          proposals"
        Agriculture

 2003   Increase per unit and per         $350,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        project monitoring fees for                in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        developments receiving Low                                                                          proposals"
        Income Housing Tax Credits -
        Department of Housing and
        Community Development

 2003   Increase permit fee from $15     $3,000,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        to $30 -Registry of Motor                   in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        Vehicles                                                                                             proposals"
 2003   Increase pest exam                 $127,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        certification fee from $25-$50              in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        to $50-$100 -Department of                                                                           proposals"
        Agriculture
 2003   Increase returned check fee       $281,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        from $15 to $25 -Registry of               in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        Motor Vehicles                                                                                      proposals"
 2003   Increase riding school license     $21,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        fee from $50 to $100 per                   in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        license -Department of                                                                              proposals"
        Agriculture
 2003   Increase suspended license        $912,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        reinstatement fee from $50 to              in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        $100 -Registry of Motor                                                                             proposals"
        Vehicles
Detailed list of All Romney fee and tax increases
 2003   Increase user fees at Soldier’s       $660,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        Home in Chelsea about $2.55-                   in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        $3 per day -Other FY 2004                                                                               proposals"
        budget changes

 2003   Increase utility meter                $800,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        inspection fee from $5-$20 to                  in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        $10-$40 -Department of                                                                                  proposals"
        Telecom and Energy
 2003   Increase various small license,        $71,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        inspection, and permit fees -                  in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        Department of Agriculture                                                                               proposals"

 2003   Increase water and air quality      $2,000,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        compliance fees -Department                    in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        of Telecom and Energy                                                                                   proposals"

 2003   Increase water and air quality      $1,000,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        permit fees -Department of                     in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        Telecom and Energy                                                                                      proposals"

        Increased premiums for                         Implemented in November 2003 by Romney
                                                                                                                StateHouse News
 2003   MassHealth and children's          $10,000,000 administration, targeted at poor families receiving
                                                                                                                Service 12/17/03
        health state insurance                         Medicaid
        Increased tuition & fees at
 2003                                      $50,000,000 Proposed in Romney's first budget                        Boston Globe 2/27/03
        state & community colleges
 2003   Increases fee for plans and           $150,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        specifications -Massachusetts                  in Romney's FY 04 budget                                 sidebar: "Fee
        Highway Department                                                                                      proposals"

 2003   Introduce charge of $50 for           $188,000 An item within the $59 million fee hike package proposed Boston Globe 2/28/03
        blue/red light permits -Registry               in Romney's FY 04 budget                                  sidebar: "Fee
        of Motor Vehicles                                                                                        proposals"
                                                       Proposed in Romney's first budget -- tax generally would Mass. Taxpayers Fdn.
        Petroleum product delivery
 2003                                      $60,000,000 be passed on from wholesalers to retailers to drivers and 5/15/03; Boston Herald
        fees
                                                       other consumers                                           6/28/03
Detailed list of All Romney fee and tax increases
                                                                                                                 Boston Globe 2/27/03
        Registry of Deeds fee                          Proposed by Romney in February 2003 -- affects all real
 2003                                   $175,000,000                                                             and Boston Globe,
        increases                                      estate transactions, such as buying and selling a house
                                                                                                                 9/27/06
        Sales tax increase on used                     Proposed in Romney's first budget -- tax raised by
 2003                                    $10,000,000                                                             Boston Globe 2/27/03
        car sales                                      assigning higher values to used cars
                                                                                                                StateHouse News
        User fee on private insurance                Proposed in Romney's first budget and valued at $90
                                                                                                                Service 2/26/03,
 2003   companies to pay for                      $0 million-- in response to industry opposition, Romney later
                                                                                                                4/10/03; Boston Globe
        MassHealth                                   withdrew the proposal
                                                                                                                2/27/03
        Corporate tax increases
 2004                                    $96,000,000 Proposed in tandem with Romney's second budget              Boston Globe 3/4/04
        ("closing loopholes")
                                                     Proposed in Romney's second budget -- includes
        Various fee increases in
 2004                                    $17,000,000 doubling of mortgage broker licensing fee, increased civil Boston Globe 1/29/04
        second budget
                                                     service exam fee
                                                     Bill filed by Romney in January 2005 and originally
                                                     proposing $170 million in higher taxes. In response to
        Corporate tax increases                                                                                 Boston Globe 2/1/05;
 2005                                    $85,000,000 business opposition, Romney later scaled back his
        ("closing loopholes")                                                                                   Boston Globe 6/11/05
                                                     proposal, Legislature passed smaller version raising
                                                     about $85 million annually

				
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