Cultural, conservative fight behind plate dispute
. (March 25, 2012)
Efforts to ban the plates during the legislative session failed. But a letter from a group of Republican senators prompted the BMV to investigate and find that the youth group and two others had violated their specialty plate contracts by offering low-numbered plates for additional fees.
Advance America founder Eric Miller says the BMV move to revoke the youth group's plate is a victory for his cause, but he still wants the plates banned outright.
Senate President Pro Tem David Long says the plate dispute doesn't mean the Republican caucus has shifted more to the right.