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Alex:
Feel free to post any articles pertaining to License Plates here.

See you later G8TR?
Price hike hurts sales of specialty plates, including UF's


--- Quote ---Starting Sept 1., the fees for purchasing a plate for the first time rose about $125. Costs for renewals increased by as much as $25 depending on the vehicle's weight.

Plate proponents suggest the increase caused drivers to decide the extra charges for specialty plates, ranging from $15 to $25 annually, were too much to bear.
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The lack of plate sales may effect the availability of some specialty tags over he coming years...

Alex:
Front License Plates On Chopping Block (IL)


--- Quote ---If you watch traffic closely, every now and again you'll notice a vehicle without a front license plate. However, those bare front bumpers may become more common.

"We can save some money by going to one license plate if we leave everything the same," says Representative Jerry Mitchell from Sterling, Il.

Mitchell says leaders need to cut unnecessary costs during the state's budget crisis. And he says eliminating front license plates could save up to a million dollars a year.
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Ky. House OKs national motto license plate


--- Quote ---Lawmakers in Kentucky's House of Representatives approved a bill that would allow the nation's motto, "In God we Trust," be on standard license plates.

If the bill is approved by the state Senate and signed by the governor, vehicle owners in the Bluegrass State could choose from "In God we Trust" or "Unbridled Spirit" on standard-issue license plates, The (Louisville) Courier-Journal reported Tuesday.

No extra fee would be imposed for requesting the nation's motto, the Courier-Journal said.
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Bill would put 'Home of Our National Anthem' on plates


--- Quote ---Maryland license plates would lay claim to the state as "Home of Our National Anthem," if one state lawmaker has his way. State Sen. Larry Haines, a Republican who represents Carroll and Baltimore counties, introduced a bill that would put the slogan on all plates starting Oct. 1. Maryland last displayed a slogan on its standard-issue license plate in the mid-1980s, celebrating the 350th anniversary of the state's founding as a colony.
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South Carolina unveils new license plate


--- Quote ---The state of South Carolina is unveiling a new license plate.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle is the theme for these new specialty plates. The State's recycling industry group introduced the plates to promote the "Go Green" message.
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papaT10932:
Does Maryland's new slogan mean one less license plate with a website on it??? Gosh, I hope so!

Brandon:

--- Quote from: AARoads on February 04, 2010, 10:46:36 AM ---Front License Plates On Chopping Block (IL)


--- Quote ---If you watch traffic closely, every now and again you'll notice a vehicle without a front license plate. However, those bare front bumpers may become more common.

"We can save some money by going to one license plate if we leave everything the same," says Representative Jerry Mitchell from Sterling, Il.

Mitchell says leaders need to cut unnecessary costs during the state's budget crisis. And he says eliminating front license plates could save up to a million dollars a year.
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I hope this goes through in spite of the balking by the Secretary of State's office.  If Indiana and Michigan can handle one plate, so too can Illinois.

Alps:
Wonder why NJ still uses two plates given our status as one of the bottom 3 in terms of highway debt.

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