Office of Motor Vehicles http://wwno.org en Card-Carrying Cajuns? Louisiana Lawmakers Weigh ID Change http://wwno.org/post/card-carrying-cajuns-louisiana-lawmakers-weigh-id-change A bill making its way through the Louisiana Legislature would let Cajun citizens celebrate their ancestry by customizing their driver's license, adding the phrase "I'm a Cajun" below their photograph.<p>It would cost $5 to add the message; the money would go toward "scholarships distributed by the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana, a program promoting French language and culture in the state," <a href="http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/05/bill_putting_im_a_cajun_on_dri.html#incart_river_default">reports NOLA.com</a>.<p>The Senate has already <a href="http://www.legis Mon, 13 May 2013 21:17:59 +0000 Bill Chappell 35259 at http://wwno.org Office of Motor Vehicles Reopens New Orleans Location http://wwno.org/post/office-motor-vehicles-reopens-new-orleans-location <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles has reopened of its office located at 100 Veterans Memorial Blvd. in New Orleans. The original building was destroyed during Hurricane Katrina.</p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 23:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26578 at http://wwno.org Feds Give La. Break on Driver's License Rules http://wwno.org/post/feds-give-la-break-drivers-license-rules <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Louisiana driver's licenses still don't comply with federal law, but the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has granted the state a temporary break.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">That means travelers won't need passports to fly within the United States, <a href="http://bit.ly/UAcUmP" target="_blank">the American Press reports</a>.</p> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 19:55:27 +0000 The Associated Press 26047 at http://wwno.org Motor vehicles commissioner resigning in August http://wwno.org/post/motor-vehicles-commissioner-resigning-august <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Louisiana&#39;s motor vehicles commissioner, Nick Gautreaux, is leaving the job in August.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Gautreaux told The Advocate&nbsp;that he is planning a career in corporate development and governmental work, a move that will keep him closer to home and his five children in Youngsville.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 17:19:08 +0000 The Associated Press 16007 at http://wwno.org