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Hatcher expresses concern over BMV closure of Hobart branch

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GARY – After today’s announcement by the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) regarding their decision to close the Hobart BMV branch on Dec. 10, 2022, State Rep. Ragen Hatcher (D-Gary) issued the following statement opposing the closure: 

“I am greatly disappointed in this decision to close Hobart’s BMV location,” said Hatcher. “Many will be hurt by the shutdown, including the elderly, those without reliable transportation, anyone with a disability and residents who struggle with the internet or lack access to it. The Hobart branch was also used by residents of Gary, Lake Station and New Chicago.

“Going forward, I will be working with the BMV and the city to ensure that the replacement of the branch, a BMV Connect kiosk, is easily accessible to all residents.”

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