Gov. Jim Doyle first proposed the $10 fee hike in his budget to implement the Real ID act but said Thursday his administration now believes at least a $15 increase is needed. Otherwise, additional funding will have to come from somewhere else, he said.
The law requires states to start issuing uniform driver’s licenses by Dec. 31, 2009, and forces applicants to prove their identity and that they are legally in the country. State workers will have to verify the accuracy of documents such as birth certificates presented by applicants.
Has that man ever met a ‘hike’ he didn’t like? How ’bout just requiring people to PROVE they say who they are? Simple! Perhaps if they did a little cutting on that unpaid sick leave business? Or maybe just stop taxing people out of the state, they’d have more revenue and wouldn’t even have to consider raising EVERYTHING? Just a thought.
Deep-sea explorers said Friday they have mined what could be the richest shipwreck treasure in history, bringing home 17 tons of colonial-era silver and gold coins from an undisclosed site in the Atlantic Ocean. Estimated value: $500 million.
Cool! (Maybe that’s what Doyle should be doing…hunt for treasure to pay for all his stupid and economically hurtful ideas?)
Deal on Immigration Reached
Bush Supports Senate’s Bipartisan Compromise, but Hurdles Remain
The Bush administration and a bipartisan group of senators reached agreement yesterday on a sprawling overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws that would bring an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants out of society’s shadows while stiffening border protections and cracking down on employers of undocumented workers.
I just heard Bush’s poll numbers slipping even farther south.
In a rare conversation with an Israeli journalist, Mohammad Larijani, an Iranian politician and scientist whose brother Ali is his country’s top nuclear envoy, said Friday that Iran was not bent on wiping Israel out and that his president had been misunderstood and misreported when purportedly expressing this genocidal ambition.
Poor Ahmabooboo, so misunderstood. PFFT! If you buy into this BS, there’s this bridge…
About 50 suspected insurgents attacked a U.S. base in the center of a city north of Baghdad on Friday, sparking a battle with U.S. soldiers and helicopters that left at least six militants dead, the Iraqi army said.
That’s the kind of headline papers should be printing more of….their dead! What’s THEIR body count?
Sharpton asked for the meeting during a telephone apology he gave to two church elders after he said during a May 7 debate that Mormons don’t believe in God.
“Mr. Sharpton and church leaders are looking at possible dates for a meeting, but nothing is imminent,” church spokesman Scott Trotter said.
That so called ‘leader’ needs to make some serious public apologies.
The bill in its original form, sponsored by Sen. Tim Burchett (R-Knoxville), allowed people with gun carry permits to take their weapons into state parks.
While the measure was being debated on the Senate floor, Senate Democratic Leader Jim Kyle (D-Memphis) proposed an amendment to the bill to allow gun carry permit holders to take their guns into the state Capitol and Legislative Plaza.
Kyle said he’s “tired” of having “one standard for the citizens” and “one standard for us.”
OMG! I’m agreeing with a Democrat! If a legislator has a concealed carry license, why shouldn’t they be able to carry them to work?