What initially was portrayed as a fun contest over picking a new state license plate quickly turned into anger for many New Yorkers once they learned more details.
The news that starting April 2020 residents would have to pay a new $25 fee when they register their car, plus an extra $20 if they want to keep the same number, overshadowed any celebration of a new design. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, particularly Republicans have hammered Governor Cuomo over the news.
Capital Region State Senator Jim Tedisco (R-Glenville) joins us in-studio this week to decry what he calls a "highway heist" by the governor.
Tune in this weekend on your local PBS station.