Friday, November 16, 2007

Coming Saturday on the editorial page

The Star's editorial board is examining a hard-hitting, important topic -- the amount of money the state of Alabama makes on vanity plates and specialty plates on our cars and trucks:
On a serious note, we should make it clear that vanity plates are big business — big business, especially for a state whose bank account isn’t the union’s most bountiful. This summer, a Florence TimesDaily study revealed that vanity-plate fees in Alabama brought in more than $29 million in the previous 12-month period, with the revenue going to the state’s General Fund. Silly phrases or not, that’s too much cash for the state to turn down.

We'll also have our other regular features on Saturday's pages.