Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Longer Lines to Get Your License

States are balking over Congress' plan to standardize drivers licenses around the US.

Using the umbrella of homeland security, Congress wants states to verify citizenship status of people getting licenses.

That's an expensive propostion for states. And it could mean law abiding drivers have to wait in longer lines at the DMV to get a license. Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee (R), Vice-Chair of the National Governors Association told the Associated Press that the states may buck Congress:

"If more than half of the governors agree we're not going down without a fight on this, Congress will have to consider changing this unfunded federal mandate."

Governors worry that Congress' changes could force you to make multiple trips to the license office -- once to provide them with a ton of paperwork, then again to pick up your license. (AP via Yahoo!)

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