What a waste of taxpayer money. Seriously, a license plate? Our legislators are passing bills, and wasting time, so some dolt can keep a bus plate on his Caddy. All cuz his daddy would want it that way. Gimme a break! Put the plate on a bus, or hang it on your wall. Sheesh. A singular dispute - The Boston Globe A singular dispute License plate pits man, lawmakers vs. Registry The license plate known as Bus 1 is at the center of an emotional tug of war among the Legislature, the Registry of Motor Vehicles, and Biff Michaud, whose large North Shore family founded Michaud Bus Lines in 1914. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe) By Michael Levenson Globe Staff / May 6, 2010 MARBLEHEAD â€” Biff Michaud lifted the door to his garage, looked at the license plate on his black Cadillac Escalade, and began to weep. In a state where drivers covet low-number plates, clamoring by the thousands for the few made available every year, Michaudâ€™s is among the crÃ¨me de la crÃ¨me: He is the proud owner of the lowest possible bus license plate â€” â€œ1â€™â€™ â€” which was passed down from his late father and which he believes is a rightful part of his family legacy. â€œMy dad used to say, â€˜This is the single most important thing to me other than my personal health and family,â€™ â€™â€™ he said, choking up. ---------- Registry officials suspended Bus 1 last year, after they learned it was not on a bus, as required by law, but on Michaudâ€™s Cadillac. Then House lawmakers, prodded by Michaudâ€™s state representative, fought back, quietly passing a bill last month that would forever designate the Bus 1 plate for Biff Michaud and permit it on any type of vehicle he chooses â€” bus or no bus. State Representative John D. Keenan, a Salem Democrat who knew Michaudâ€™s father through the Rotary Club, sponsored the legislation, which is awaiting action in the Senate Ways and Means Committee. It is one of many bills before the Legislature, derided as special favors by critics, that would change state law to benefit a single person or entity. Keenan said he sees nothing wrong with making a law for Michaud, whose father, J. Alex Michaud, was a decorated Navy commander, co-owner of the Trailways Bus Company, and longtime member of the Governorâ€™s Highway Safety Bureau.