Sen. Lyman Hoffman had a few choice words for Commissioner of Administration Kelly Tshibaka during a Senate Finance Committee meeting this week. He verbally raked Tshibaka over the coals for not asking for a supplemental budget item to help rural Alaskans get their REAL IDs.
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Tshibaka responded that while the federal requirement has been known about for 15 years, there are many partners, including the Division of Motor Vehicles, which can help people become ID compliant. Drivers’ licenses, she said, are just one form of REAL ID; people may use passports, military id or tribal id to get into secure areas in airports after October, when the rules finally take effect.
“Do your homework!” Hoffman retorted.