10:12 AM PT: Is this merely an empty threat because of cuts to the department's budget? Secretary of Law Enforcement Spencer Collier is appealing to residents to contact their legislators:
"The point is we don't want to do this," Collier said of the closings. "We understand this is a service the public has to have. We felt we've done our part by examining our drivers' license function and trying to see where we could be more efficient."
Collier said lawmakers tell him they're not hearing from voters about the budget shortfall. He urged residents to call their legislators before they end up standing in lines for hours. "I'm a former legislator, so I get it," Collier said. "Tax votes are hard. But they are elected to lead."