Maryland Eats The Chip-sorta-

Posted: April 15, 2009 in Drivers Licenses, immigration, Maryland, Real ID Act

They ate the bait.

Poor Maryland. DC has them on the short leash.

Assembly Closes the Door on Licenses

c/o Washington Post

The Maryland General Assembly last night passed a hard-fought compromise that would end the practice of issuing driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants, capping a 90-day session in which lawmakers were greatly constrained by the state’s financial challenges but passed numerous low-cost bills affecting residents’ daily lives.

With barely an hour remaining before its midnight adjournment, the House voted 76 to 60 for a bill that would reconcile different solutions by the House and Senate to the challenge Maryland faces in complying with the federal security law known as Real ID. The Senate, which initially passed a more conservative approach, quickly followed with a 29 to 16 vote in favor

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