Tompkins county lawmakers are asking the state for a larger share of the money they collect at the local DMV office.
Currently, local DMV offices keep 12.7 percent of the revenue collected. Tompkins County Clerk, Maureen Reynolds says it’s costing the county more than that to run the operation.
Reynolds wants to keep 25 percent of the revenue they collect locally.
If approved it could generate over half a million dollars for the county. That money would go toward holding the line on property taxes.
Cortland County has made similar requests and the state has previously rejected the idea.