Missouri House Votes Against Jayhawk License Plates

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JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri House approved an amendment to a higher education bill Tuesday allowing only Missouri schools to be featured on license plates.

The amendment comes after an effort to create a University of Kansas specialty plate for Missouri drivers. Democrat Stephen Webber of Columbia sponsored the amendment.  He said he'll remove or repeal the amendment if Kansas challenges Missouri to a basketball or football game next school year.

KOMU 8 News spoke to Columbia residents Wednesday to see what they think about a Jayhawk on Missouri license plates.  The reaction was mixed. 

"It should be Tigers or Chiefs, you know, a Missouri team on the back of the car, not KU. I just can't stand them," Columbia resident Jeremy Deleon said.

"Even being as a student from Mizzou with all the animosity toward KU, there has to be a fair number of KU alumni that live in Missouri. If you want to put KU stuff on a license plate, it should be your right to put whatever you want on your license plate," Columbia resident Tyler Combest said.