By Sylvia Gurinsky
Now, the issue of the number of Florida license plates really has reached the breaking point:
What started innocently as a tribute to the astronauts who died on the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1986 and as a way to raise money for scholarships has turned, quite simply, into a monster.
Florida has more than 100 types of license plates so far, with no end in sight. Fundraising for worthy groups - the original intent of the plates - has been superseded by vanity and politics.
St. Sen. Victor Crist, R-Tampa (no relation to Gov. Charlie) has suggested ending the specialty license plates and using stickers instead.
Here's another suggestion: Just end them. Period. Especially with this economy.
Florida should have one license plate, and that's it. Find another way to raise money for worthy public schools and organizations - like the Florida Legislature and Gov. Crist funding them properly.