Walking through the parking lot on my way to the office this evening, I noticed that one in every six vehicles was in violation of a 2006 Arizona statute prohibiting the use of license plate frames obscuring the word "Arizona".
As reported in December in the Arizona Daily Star, brought to my attention only very recently, the law came into effect on 1 January 2009. Violators are subject to a $135 fine.
Readers, denizens of the Goldwater State: as petty as this is, check your frame. Those nickels and dimes are for many of us a substantial fraction of what we pay in state income tax; there's no sense in sending anything more to Phoenix than we already do.
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