A small group of Republican lawmakers travels the state, unveiling a reform plan for Missouri’s fee offices – the offices at which driver’s licenses are obtained. The House members want to end the patronage system in awarding the fee offices. They say this is a systemic problem that has existed for decades with both Republican and Democrat Governors handing out what the lawmakers call patronage plums to political supporters. The legislators want the fee office contracts awarded to charitable and other non-profit organizations or to local government entities. The tour made stops in Kansas City, St. Louis, and Springfield.
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