What did they choose as a design for the new plates? I guess the inmates at Auburn will be busy making all those new plates for 65 cents and hour while you pay a stupid price for a new plate. Just another way for Cuomo and friends to get into your pockets.
Gee, if they make enough money maybe the state can start charging them room and board. Maybe the state wants them to make enough to pay income tax so the state can take back a chunk of what they pay them. If NY State taxes them, they probably will make less than they do now after paying the taxes. They may end up with just enough to buy a few candy bars, tooth paste, and a some kool aid.
Last Edit: Sept 6, 2019 21:14:00 GMT -5 by Clipper
The choice may not end the so-called “plate-gate” controversy because what angered politicians and countless drivers across the state was the governor’s decision to force drivers to get new plates whether they need them or not and pay at least $25 to do it.
The controversy infuriated Gov. Cuomo who fumed in a radio interview, claiming “this is cheap politics meets cheap journalism.”
Under Cuomo’s original plan:
On April 1, three million drivers with plates that are ten years or older were to automatically get new plates when they renew their registration. A $25 replacement fee would be added to the registration fee A $20 additional charge if you want the same plate number At $25 a pop, three million plates would bring in $75 million to the state. Eventually, the state’s 11.2 million cars would have to get the new plates so they can be read by the new electronic toll readers on bridges and the equally controversial congestion pricing plan in Manhattan.
On Friday, the governor bowed to the public’s fury saying maybe there is a way to keep your plates if they are in good condition.
“We don’t want anyone to have to replace a plate if the plate is in fine condition… We have to find a way to inspect a license plate to determine whether or not it has to be replaced,” Cuomo conceded.
The governor said he’s looking for a “practical” way to make sure plates are readable; possibly making it part of the annual car inspection program or maybe asking drivers to bring their plates to the DMV to get an approval.
He also said if lawmakers don’t like the $25 fee, they can reduce it as long as they find the money in the budget.
People who do not drive I hear will be required to buy this plate also and wear it around their neck while outside walking on any of the many sidewalks in New York State. The people have to supply their own cord.
What a fashion statement that would be PB. You could buy fashionable lanyards from which to hang the plates. We actually have a mentally challenged guy here in Bristol that rides a bicycle all over town. He wears a metal license plate on the back of his jacket that says "Jesus saves." I have often wondered how it is fastened to his jacket and why he didn't hang it from the back of the seat or affix it to the fender of the bike.
He is a middle aged guy and somewhat retarded, but a great fellow who is loved by the community. People pick him up and transport him to the out of town games when th Tennessee high football team plays. He is welcomed and liked by local restaurant owners where he stops on his daily route about town, and his neighbors love him because he has made it his mission to roll everyone's rolling garbage receptacle to the curb on garbage night and roll it back the next day after it has been emptied. I saw him yesterday with his fluorescent green jacket on and his numerous red flashing LED lights from the dollar store blinking away.
Last Edit: Sept 7, 2019 10:19:01 GMT -5 by Clipper
Cuomo wants plates that are readable because he's firing all the toll takers on the Thruway. Eventually there will be no toll booths on the Thwy so he needs plates that are readable for that money grab. The entire Thwy will eventually be cashless tolling. Cuomo shoved it deep to those people. After he got their endorsement in the last election & won he announced he's getting rid of them. That's how Cuomo treats people. He's a louse.
Post by clarencebunsen on Sept 7, 2019 15:41:24 GMT -5
EZ pass works for me. Of the states I've driven in only Florida and Oklahoma are not in the system. NY is one of the few states that still has people in little boxes handing out bits of paper. Other states, if you need a bit of paper you push a button. Faster and cheaper.
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