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Wis. gov's budget would end registration stickers



MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker's budget calls for doing away with registration stickers on vehicle's license plates.


Walker, a Republican, estimates the move would save about $800,000 over the two-year spending plan through printing and mailing costs.

State Transportation Secretary Mark Gottlieb told the Legislature's budget committee on Monday that the stickers are anachronistic. Rep. Dan Meyer, an Eagle River Republican, asked Gottlieb ending the stickers would make life harder for police to check for expired registrations.

Gottlieb countered that he's heard people steal registration stickers off plates and the only reliable way to determine if a vehicle is properly registered is to run the license plate number.

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