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The U.S. Department of Justice says it needs time to weigh in on a legal challenge to a new state law that gives undocumented immigrants access to driver’s licenses in New York.

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A spokesman for Governor Andrew Cuomo says a plan to charge up to $45 for a requirement that license plates more than 10-years-old be replaced is no longer going forward. The news comes after a Siena College poll finds New Yorkers strongly oppose having to pay for new license plates.

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The first lawsuit has been filed against New York’s new law to permit undocumented immigrants to apply for driver’s licenses, as Governor Andrew Cuomo continued to cast doubt on the effectiveness of the new law.  

Mike Groll / AP

New York’s county clerks are meeting in Syracuse Monday to discuss a new law that requires county Departments of Motor Vehicles to issue driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants. Meanwhile, some county clerks who are opposed to the law are pressing forward on a federal lawsuit.  

Ebong Udoma / WSHU

In Connecticut the two major party candidates running for governor are promising to fix the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles. Democrat Ned Lamont says he’d improve customer service by upgrading technology at the DMV. Republican Bob Stefanowski would like to privatize the agency.

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