SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Just because Illinois lawmakers approved a stopgap budget doesn’t necessarily mean that motorists will again receive reminders in the mail that it’s time to renew their license plate registrations.
The stopgap budget approved last week provides $35 million to cover the Secretary of State’s operations through December but The Pantagraph in Bloomington reports that the office hasn’t determined yet if some of that money should be used to start sending the notices again. A spokesman for Secretary of State Jesse White’s office will study other office expenses before making a decision on the renewal reminders.
The office announced in September that it would stop mailing the notices because of the budget standoff between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Democratic-controlled General Assembly to save an estimated $450,000 a month.