Basically, the issue is this: The General Assembly passed a new rule that makes anyone who pays their car tax late forfeit the 70% savings, and pay the amount in full.
As Spank That Donkey (STD) accurately points out- that will be poor families who couldn't afford the partial car tax to begin with.
I'm agreeing with STD on this. Things like this cross the line from incompetent to plain mean.
It's time to find a new tax (preferably on people that can afford it) to replace the remaining car tax revenue, and do away with the car tax, the 70% rebate, this stupid rule, and the bureaucrats who run the program.