STL Today: Mo. GOP pans Real ID passed by GOP in Washington

JEFFERSON CITY • Missouri Republicans bristling over new procedures for issuing drivers licenses also are expressing fears that the state’s new policy will lead to compliance with federal rules they loathe even more.

Lawmakers in Jefferson City have objected and legislated against Real ID, a federal law passed in 2005 by fellow Republicans in Washington in the midst of national security concerns following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The Real ID Act requires identification cards to meet standards to enter federal buildings or board commercial flights.

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