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SPRINGFIELD — — Illinois residents are used to seeing license plates supporting everything from their favorite school to the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks. But one lawmaker thinks the state might be able to make some money by converting some plates into miniature billboards.
Legislation introduced by a Chicago lawmaker this week would create corporate sponsorship plates that motorists could buy at a discount.
"This gives us a chance to raise revenue without raising taxes," said state Sen. John Mulroe, D-Chicago. "We've got to think outside the box these days."
Mulroe said the proposal is a "win-win situation for everyone" because it would cost the state nothing to make the corporate plates, cut fees for drivers and bring in much-needed revenue to a state looking for ways to shore up its finances.
If it costs the state nothing to make the plates, should it cost the taxpayer anything to receive them?
Originally posted by jjkenobi
Anyways the article indicates you *could* buy the plates at a discounted price. So A) it's optional and B) it would be saving money for the poor and middle class.
I like it.
Originally posted by BiGGz
reply to post by againuntodust
Let me ask you, as a citizen of the United States.
If you owned a business, would you want to be able to advertise your business?
That being said, it's not mandatory to get these advertisements on your license plate. If you really feel so hard about it, don't get it.edit on 13-6-2011 by BiGGz because: (no reason given)