Kansas license-plate distribution delayed amid budget crunch

Thursday, July 9, 2009 | 10:38 a.m. CDT

TOPEKA, Kan. — The state's budget problems mean some Kansans aren't getting new license plates on their cars.

People at the beginning of the alphabet who got their license plates renewed in February, March and April got a plate with a new design.

But those whose names are lower in the alphabet will have to keep their old plate for now.

State officials have decided to save money by not issuing the new plate after April. Drivers instead are to get a sticker with "10" on it, designating 2010 for their license plate.

Carmen Alldritt, director of vehicles for the Kansas Department of Revenue, said it's unclear when the state will resume distributing the new plates. The state hopes to save more than $4 million by delaying the new plates.


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