87° F
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy

Gov. Nixon addressing budget cuts

Published On: May 08 2013 12:12:12 PM CDT   Updated On: May 09 2013 12:34:48 AM CDT

Drivers license bureaus planning for staff reductions by July 1.


Gov. Nixon addressed the funding cuts to drivers license bureaus on Wednesday.

The governor said reducing of a third of its budget is unprecedented. He is currently planning to eliminate staff and positions within the department of motor vehicles by July 1.

A panel of House and Senate members agreed on Tuesday to the changes for next year at the motor vehicle division in the Department of Revenue. The intent is to provide the rest of the money if the agency makes changes to its licensing procedures by next January.

Republican lawmakers are upset about new procedures in which license clerks are making electronic copies of applicants' personal documents such as birth certificates.

They also are upset that a list of concealed gun permit holders was shared by the Highway Patrol with a federal fraud investigator.


The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms Of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. 
blog comments powered by Disqus