I think you're likely right, and I have no problem with the idea... I just wish they'd updated the article to say so. The article pretty definitely says "These changes are coming in patch 1.1.5."
Looks more like "soon" to me:
By publishing a series of rumors and stories that are coming in across both the Imperial and Republic news wires, we are providing all of you with advance knowledge about some of the things to come in the near future…
Once these regulations are signed by the Supreme Chancellor in the coming weeks, prices for Tier I and Tier II speeder licenses across the galaxy are expected to see a significant decline.