Missouri looking to make an "In God We Trust" license plate.
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Missouri looking to make an "In God We Trust" license plate.

Date: February 3, 2009
By: Lauren Mickler
State Capitol Bureau
Links: HB 66

Intro: A bill was heard in the Missouri House Tuesday that could put "God" on a new state license plate.

Lauren Mickler (MICHAEL-er) has more from the state capitol.

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Representative Scott Lip-kee presented a bill Tuesday that could introduce a new standard Missouri license plate, reading "In God We Trust."

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Description: "I think it's something that the citizens of our state can certainly get behind. I mean, I don't think there's any better motto that we could have, you know as individuals or as citizens in the state of Missouri, than our national motto of 'In God We Trust'"

Since the proposal is for a new state-issued plate, the new design won't cost drivers a thing. 

The proposed plate would serve as an alternative Missouri drivers could pick instead of the "blue bird" plate that was issued in 2007.

From the state capital, I'm Lauren Mickler.


Intro: A phrase normally found on dollars and coins is proposed to make its way onto you car in Missouri.

Lauren Mickler (MICHAEL-er) has more from Jefferson City. 

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A new state issued license plate was proposed in a House Transportation Committee Hearing Tuesday.

The plate would display the phrase "In God We Trust."

The new plate was the center of a bill presented by Republican Representative Scott Lipke.

Democratic Representative Tim Meadows says the proposed plate will excite Missouri drivers.

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Description: On the fiscal note, this could bring in, uh, thousands of dollars in revenue eventually. And they anticipate that once this plate comes out that everybody is going to...it's just going to be like jumping off the shelves.


The plate will not cost any more than a standard license plate.

Reporting from the state capital, I'm Lauren Mickler.