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It is apparent numerous Iowans are not happy with Iowa’s newest license plate design. House Representatives have introduced a bipartisan bill (HF 2079) that would make another option available — a “Fly Our Colors” plate based on the red, white and blue of the Iowa state flag. Rep. Mary Ann Hanusa, of Council Bluffs, offered the bill because so many constituents complained about the plates introduced by the Iowa Department of  Transportation in 2018. The Fly Our Colors plate was one of two designs not selected by Iowans who voted on the new plates during the Iowa State Fair contest. The legislation calls for funds from the sale of the plate to go to the Flood Mitigation Board to support flood recovery across the state. Stay tuned as we watch this legislation progress through the process.

Author: Jon Thorup