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Spitzer Abandons Plan for Driver’s Licenses

spitzer.jpgA few days ago this blog featured a posting about NY York Governor Eliot Spitzer’s plan to have New York State issue three types of driver’s licenses and make one such type available to individuals regardless of immigration status. Spitzer, who came under intense pressure after unveiling his plan, announced yesterday that he was abandoning the idea, calling the issue “toxic” and saying that the strong emotions raised by the issue of how to deal with persons in the USA illegally prevented any reasonable measures to deal with the situation from being implemented. Read more.

Just in case you missed the controversy over the governor’s plan, here’s another clip where you can witness the sparks flying over this volatile issue: You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video

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