- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 8, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - State officials say Arizona issued nearly 390,000 specialty license plates in 2015, raising more than $6.5 million for charities and nonprofits.

That dollar total includes nearly $1.1 million raised for the Arizona Cardinals’ charity organization.

The Department of Transportation says the Cardinals’ plate was the most popular specialty plate in 2015.

Drivers pay $25 a year for specialty plates. Of that amount, $17 goes to a designated charity or nonprofit group.

ADOT says the next most popular specialty plate was one for the Arizona Veterans’ Donation Fund. That plate raised over $1 million in 2015.

While most specialty plates benefit a charity or nonprofit, some don’t. Exceptions include ones for historic and classic vehicles and certain public services.

Specialty license plates are created by state law.

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