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Peter D. Lopez
Assembly District 102
 
Lopez: Spitzer’s Reversal A Victory For New Yorkers
Announcing Governor Spitzer’s reversal of plan to give driver’s licenses to illegal aliens
November 14, 2007

It has been announced that Governor Eliot Spitzer has reversed course with his plan to give driver’s licenses to illegal aliens, says Assemblyman Pete Lopez (R,C,I – Schoharie).

The announcement has come in the wake of a lawsuit filed by Assemblyman Lopez and thirty-one of his colleagues against the Governor, as well as recent poll results showing that the Governor’s approval rating has dropped to a new low of 40 percent.

“It is unfortunate that we were forced to go to such extreme lengths to reverse the Governor’s policy” said Assemblyman Lopez. “This is a victory for the people of New York, and I am hopeful that Governor Spitzer will return to his earlier efforts to bring people together and help us lead New York in a positive direction.”

Over seventy percent of New Yorkers opposed Spitzer’s plan, and according to Lopez, the Governor has finally acknowledged the public’s opinion.

“We started this session off with a strong sense of purpose. The Governor’s mandate of change was historic, and in the beginning it seemed that he would follow through with that promise,” said Assemblyman Lopez. “The Governor seemed to lose his way through the budget process and Troopergate, hitting a low with the licensing of illegal immigrants. His mid-course correction on the illegal alien licensing issue is a step the right direction, however, we must now work together to make New York a better place.”

 
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