From the link inside the link:
ALEA spokeswoman Anna Morris said that examiners from ALEA’s district offices will no longer spend a portion of their week traveling to and working in the county satellite offices. That means people won’t be able to test for a new driver’s license in those county offices. But the counties could still provide services
such as license renewal.
Law Enforcement Secretary Spencer Collier said ALEA’s General Fund appropriation was reduced from $56 million to $45 million. Collier said the Driver License Division, which issues 1.2 million licenses a year, is understaffed and has 103 vacant positions.
The 31 satellite locations handle less than 5 percent of driver license transactions, according to ALEA. “With the new budget cuts passed by the Alabama Legislature for fiscal year 2016, and with our limited personnel, travel has been eliminated to these part-time satellite locations,” Collier said in a news release. “Driver license examiners will be utilized to staff District Driver License Offices full-time and will no longer provide staffing to these 31 county owned, satellite locations.”
Earlier this year, ALEA raised the fee for a driver license renewal from $23.50 cost $36.25, which the agency said would cover more of the cost of producing the license. Collier said that was an effort to be proactive on funding ALEA services, but the Legislature reduced ALEA’s budget by the amount the fee increase is expected to bring in.
So yeah, technically it only affects those going for a driving test, which is usually only for first-timers. As in, younger voters, who are more likely to vote for Democratic candidates.
And notice what I bolded…they raised the cost of this essential government ID by over 50%, which is a big jump in general, but then (just like state lotteries and school budgets) the legislative response was to dock the budget by that amount so there was no increase in revenue, just an increase in cost to the individual citizen.