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A spokesman for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says a plan to charge up to $45 for a requirement that license plates more than 10 years old be replaced is no longer going forward. The news comes after a Siena College poll finds New Yorkers strongly oppose having to pay for new license plates.

Dr. Alan Chartock
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County governments are beginning to show opposition to a mandatory license plate replacement program in New York.

A New York state senator from the Hudson Valley has started an online petition in opposition to a planned $25 fee to renew license plates.

Rensselaer County Clerk Frank Merola speaks at a press conference organized by Senator James Tedisco
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A coalition of county clerks is lining up behind state lawmakers opposed to a plan to require New York drivers pay to update old license plates.

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A plan by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration to require motorists to pay a $25 fee to replace aging license plates is getting some resistance. The Democratic governor says it’s needed to comply with new cashless scanners being set up on toll roads and bridges all over the state.

Nick Langworthy
Karen DeWitt

The head of the state’s Republican Party says there’s no need to require New Yorkers to buy new license plates beginning in 2020 if their current plates are still readable and in good condition.