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Rep. Tony Dugger On His Voter ID Bill: "Most Of The Feedback...Was On The Negative Side"

While supporters like Dugger argue that the bill has provisions in place to help people get IDs they need if they don't have them, opponents argue that that's an expensive endeavor that in no way ensures legitimate voters will be able to cast ballots.

"It's crazy," Representative Stacey Newman, a Democrat, tells Daily RFT, noting that this measure, if passed, could cost the state a lot of money. "Given the state of early childhood education...funding for higher education...health care costs.... We need to address [efforts]...that actually help people, and not ones that restrict people from voting."

She adds, "Everybody across the country...is saying this is wrong."

Here are Dugger's two bills as currently written.

HJR 5

House Bill 48

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Follow Sam Levin on Twitter at @SamTLevin. E-mail the author at Sam.Levin@RiverfrontTimes.com.



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