Memo to NYS bloggers: remember to bring this up in 2016:
Convenience store operators are not happy with plans for new black and white drivers' licenses in New York State.And: the new driver license contract was awarded to the high bidder!
State leaders said they will be secure and provide good value. However, store owners said they present a challenge in checking ages and identities.
"Having a color picture and a color print especially the red under 21 is important for us," said Jay Schhreiber of Nathaniel Square Corner. "We sell a lot of alcohol and have been very diligent to make sure everyone has been approved properly."
The state made a deal with a Canadian company to produce the licenses. The $88 million dollar contract is a 40% increase from the cost of the previous contract.