Nearly all of our most populous states at first balked at the idea of at long last fixing a dismal track record with regards to the issuance of drivers licenses to illegal aliens and identity thieves.
California is still opposed to the REAL ID act, finding all the money it needs to create bike lanes and send illegal immigrants to college but crying poor mouth when it comes to assuring that a drivers license is issued to a person legally entitled to one. This after having SPENT the federal funding dollars allocated to REAL ID upon who-knows-what. New York, almost as broke as any other illegal haven, had the lesson of 9/11 to provide the necessary stimulus and is closing in on compliance. Florida had years ago tired of the mess illegal Cubans were making of the highways and byways and was one of the first states TO comply, while Texas continues to report that the Feds haven't coughed up enough cash, and no funding means no REAL ID.
On one hand, Texas needs to be applauded for not bowing in obeisance to every dumbass federal program that comes down the pike, but does need to get its house in order when it comes to REAL ID.