Governor Laura Kelly has responded to criticism of the proposed navy blue and deep gold license plates, announcing Tuesday she is halting its production.
The announcement comes just six days after her office unveiled the design. The proposed plate was mostly gold with a navy strip across the top, navy numbers and no art. The bottom featured the first half of the state motto “To the stars,” in navy blue script. The plates are in sharp contrast to the current plates that are pale blue with navy letters and numbers and feature an embossed representation of the state seal.
“I’ve heard you loud and clear,” the governor said in a statement Tuesday. “Elected officials should be responsive to their constituents.”
Kelly has promised an eventual public vote on several possible designs.