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Wis. gov's budget would end registration stickers


WAUSAU (WAOW)-- Governor Walker's budget proposal calls for eliminating registration stickers on vehicle's license plates.

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

But local police say ending the stickers would make it harder for them to conduct traffic stops.

"Officers may often times make traffic stops simply because the registration isn't current," said Wausau Police Chief Jeffrey Hardel. "If there's not a sticker visible, the officer's not going to know if the license plate is current or not."

Transportation Secretary Mark Gotleib says the stickers are inconsistent and people often steal them or put on wrong vehicles.

Wisconsin's standard vehicle registration fee is $75 a year.

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