By Associated Press - Tuesday, June 16, 2015

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Department of Revenue is dropping plans to change how it reminds residents to renew their vehicle tags.

Department spokeswoman Jeannine Koranda confirmed Tuesday that the state will not replace 2.6 million personalized vehicle renewal letters with a generic postcard reminder beginning in August. The proposed change was announced in May as a way to save the state $500,000.

The Manhattan Mercury reports ( ) the plan was dropped because a new tax law passed by the Legislature requires the state to send notices that include all information needed for the owner to register the vehicle and pay the tax by return mail. The postcards would not have contained all the information and would have required citizens to print their renewal notices off of a state website.

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