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Mug shots on drivers licenses are notoriously dismal as far as photographs go, but have New York’s been so bad that they warranted dumping the state’s longtime contractor and hiring a Canadian firm — one that will charge taxpayers nearly $38 million more for the privilege of making them look like convicts than the old company would have? Heck, the photos taken by the new company, CBN Secure Technology Inc. of Ottawa, aren’t even going ...

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November 16, 2012
7:11 a.m.

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I would trust nothing from the comptroller's office after Hevesi conviction, and how they believe all is well in Schenectady....We have deep problems within this office.

November 16, 2012
7:47 a.m.

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So the leader in the free world does not have a tech company to do the work for less? I keep seeing the Cuomo commercials where NYS is the new Tech Vazlley.

November 17, 2012
3:26 p.m.

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Color vs b&w photos on licenses? Who cares?

I was not that long ago that there was NO PHOTO on NYS licenses. Some group (I don't recall, NYPIRG?) did studies on how much the pictures were actually looked at and found most clerks were only interested in writing down the number. They paid no attention to whether or not a photo-license was handed to them by a person of same or opposite gender, and even the same race.

I'd rather the money was paid to a NYS company, or at least a US company, but if none submitted a proposal that is of equivalent goods, why not go with the best security, and color be damned?