From the Hartford Courant 9/13/09
HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut officials have disbanded a program set up for Long Island Sound conservation and education projects, which was paid for by people who paid extra for specialty license plates with lighthouses on them.
The "Preserve the Sound" plates have been available for the past 16 years, and the fund has invested nearly $5 million in Long Island Sound projects.
But the state's budget deficit prompted state legislators to cut the program. Beginning Oct. 1, the Department of Motor Vehicles will send money from the license plates to the state's general fund.
Officials are doing the same thing with money collected from the sale of the state's "Greenways" and "Wildlife Conservation" license plates.
Conservationists worry about the effect of the reduced funding
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