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State DHSMV moving its computers in May

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Don’t try to renew your driver’s license online the weekend of May 6-8. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) will be offline then as it moves its computers and other equipment to a new home, the agency said in a Tuesday news release. The move begins 8 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) on Friday, May 6 through 8 a.m. Monday, May 9. “The department anticipates that offices will be open to walk-in customers Monday, May 9, but will it not…

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Jeff Brandes wants answers on ‘cruel’ driver’s license suspension regime

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State Sen. Jeff Brandes dashed off a flurry of letters to state agency heads on Tuesday asking for more details on Florida’s system of revoking and suspending drivers’ licenses — and the financial strain, even incarceration, that often comes with it. Brandes, a St. Petersburg Republican, chairs the Senate Transportation Committee, which he says will draft a new law during the upcoming Legislative Session to reform a suspension regime called “cruel” and “relentless” during the panel’s most recent meeting last week in…

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