New York Lawmaker Outraged Over License Deal
New York State Senator Mark Grisanti of Buffalo says he is outraged over the Department of Motor Vehicles awarding the contract to print driver’s licenses to a Canadian company.
Grisanti says the Ottawa company’s bid was $38 million higher than the lowest bid, which was offered by the British company that has been handling the work for more than a decade. Also, the new company’s $90 million proposal calls for the license picture to be in black and white instead of color.
Former Broome County Executive and now DMV Commissioner Barbara Fiala says the decision was based on cost and security.
Grisanti says he plans to propose legislation to stop outsourcing in the future.