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Get your own envelope

Some state budget cuts are causing real pain and regrets. Yet a reasonable one is drawing complaints: the Kansas Department of Revenue's decision to save $57,000 (and two jobs) by no longer including a return envelope with its vehicle registration renewal mailings. "It's a change, but we wanted to be budget smart and we knew that this was one thing we could do," Carmen Alldritt, director of vehicles in the Kansas Department of Revenue, told the Hutchinson News. Surely it's not too much to ask Kansans — at least those who prefer not to renew online or in person — to contribute their own envelopes to the cause of getting the state through this budget crisis.