It's been a while since we've gotten reminders in the mail. With no state budget, came the end of those. They could be returning to your mailbox.

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When word came that we wouldn't be getting the vehicle renewal notices in the mail anymore, I remember wondering if it would turn into a different kind of government cash grab. Most of us will forget to renew and then we'll all get pulled over and ticketed for having an expired sticker. I was glad to see, at least with the few friends that got pulled over, officers were just telling them to go get a new one and no ticket was issued. Like I said, that was only in the few instances I was close to.

According to a story at mystateline.com, the renewal notices are coming back. But that doesn't mean our state has a balanced budget that includes mailing those notices out. The House just passed a bill that would allow the Secretary of State's office to sell ad space on this notices. The bill is now on its way to the Senate.