Legislators push back against proposal to close DMV offices

JUNEAU (AP) - A plan by the governor to close six Division of Motor Vehicles offices and contract with private companies to provide services has been met with resistance from the state Legislature.

Under the proposal, the state would save money but the public would have to pay extra fees charged by the private companies for licenses and registrations.

The plan by Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration to close the offices in Haines, Eagle River, Tok, Homer, Delta Junction and Valdez would save about $500,000 a year in operating costs, according to the administration’s calculations.

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