Governor Bentley weighs solution to reopen closed driver license offices

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MONTGOMERY, AL --  Governor Robert Bentley is unveiling a plan to possibly reopen the 31 rural driver license offices closed last month in Alabama.   The Governor is currently seeking legislative support for his plan, which would essentially reopen the offices by using a bridge loan from the Governor's emergency fund.

The funds would pay for staffing at the closed offices. In return, Governor Bentley wants rural and black lawmakers to support permanent funding when the legislature convenes next year.

Our news partner AL.com reports Governor Bentley has not committed to the plan yet, but is floating the idea in an attempt to gauge reaction from lawmakers.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency closed 31 rural driver license office's this month after the legislature cut funding in September.