With an enormous surplus of funds rolling into state coffers and a wad of COVID-19 relief dollars on the way, protecting Kentuckians from a huge tax increase when they show up at the county clerk’s office to renew their vehicle registrations this year should be low-hanging fruit on the General Assembly’s tree.

It wouldn’t be the first time attempts have been made in Frankfort to deal with the hated vehicle-usage tax, which Kentuckians are forced to pay during their birthday months — of all times — to register their vehicles.