According to the article "License office to open Fridays" (Dec. 3) it will take a $500,000 legislative appropriation to keep the Draper Division of Motor Vehicles and Driver License Division office open on Fridays. At a time when our state is facing a severe budget shortfall and essential state services are being cut, this is a convenience we can't afford.

If there is an extra $500,000 in the budget, use it where it can be matched with federal funds (example, the 3-to-1 federal Medicaid match) and where it can provide benefits statewide.

Darrelyn Davis