ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A plan by the governor of Alaska to close six Department of Motor Vehicles offices has been met with resistance from the state Legislature.
The Anchorage Daily News reported Thursday that a plan by Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration to close the DMV offices would save about $500,000 per year in operation costs. Department of Administration Commissioner Kelly Tshibaka says the proposal, unveiled in December, would encourage a company to start a public-private partnership with the state. Democratic state Rep. Zack Fields introduced legislation that would disallow the DMV from closing any office that had been open on Jan. 1 in a community with at least 850 residents.