Gov., Legislative Leaders Talk Special Session, To No AvailIt's time for a special session status check. Gov. Mark Dayton was set to meet with legislative leaders Thursday morning to discuss his hopes for an emergency session before the Legislature's scheduled March 8 return.
Dayton, GOP Clash Over Driver's License Upgrade TimelineGov. Mark Dayton and House Republicans are clashing over how quickly to handle a dispute with the federal government over driver's licenses, complicating a key issue in a possible special session and potentially sowing further doubt about state residents' ability to board domestic flights.
Proof Of Insurance Now Required To Register A Vehicle In Minn.Starting Friday, state law requires proof of insurance to get new tabs or to register a vehicle. It's one way the state is trying to cut down on the number of insured drivers in Minnesota.
Good Question: What Are 'Enhanced' Driver's Licenses?By spring, there's a good chance you're going to need more than your current Minnesota driver's license to get a on a plane – perhaps a U.S. passport or an enhanced Minnesota driver’s license. So what are enhanced driver’s licenses? Good Question.
Gov. Dayton Calls For Real ID Cards In MinnesotaGov. Mark Dayton renewed his call Wednesday for the state to adopt new, high-security driver's licenses. The Department of Homeland Security denied Minnesota's request to delay Real ID in the state on Tuesday.
Minnesota's Request For Real ID Extension Denied By FedsFederal officials have denied Gov. Mark Dayton's request for more time to comply with stronger driver's license standards to board planes. Minnesota hasn't upgraded its licenses to meet the requirements of the Real ID Act.
Dayton Requests Extension For Real ID LawGov. Mark Dayton asked the federal government for more time to comply with new standards for driver's licenses on Friday, aiming to ensure Minnesota residents aren't turned away when stronger requirements are imposed for domestic flights.
Feds Say They'll Give State Time To Upgrade IDs For FlightsFor millions of Minnesotans who board planes every year, a Minnesota state-issued driver's license may no longer be enough. Starting next year, you'll need a tamper-proof high security license approved by the federal government and issued by the state.
Minnesota Driver's License May Soon Not Be Enough To FlyUnder a new federal proposal, Minnesota's driver's licenses may not be enough identification to fly. Congress passed a national ID standard in 2005. But Minnesota legislators passed a law exempting the state from that federal standard because of safety concerns.
DPS Announces New Method Of Invalidating Driver's Licenses & ID CardsClipped corners on invalidated driver's licenses will soon be a thing of the past. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety announced Tuesday that the way driver's licenses and identification cars are invalidating is changing.
News Click: Driver Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants
Driver Record Data Fight Draws In Lawmakers Minnesota state lawmakers are trying to slow down a plan from the Department of Public Safety that would restrict public access to driver's license data, including the bulk sale of data to insurance companies and car dealers. DPS officials say they made the change after thousands of snooping incidents into personal driver's license records. But insurance industry executives, and Insurance Federation of Minnesota Vice President Mark Kulda, say it could add money to your insurance bill.