Guest Editorial

Office closure plan is no bargain

The governor will go to great lengths to avoid supporting a tax — any tax — but taxes are how people pay for public services.

Instead of thinking about the public, his administration’s latest ill-conceived plan is to close Division of Motor Vehicle offices in six small communities so that he can claim budget savings of $500,000 a year.

Of course, what the state may save, the public would have to pay — and more.

The administration has proposed contracting with private operators to provide driver’s license and vehicle registration services in Haines, Homer, Eagle River, Tok, Delta Junction and V...


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