There were a number of hearings this week on the MNLars debacle. Simply stated, the new system that updates vehicle license and registrations (rolled out last summer) is broken. $93 million has already been spent and now the Administration is asking for $43 million more; $10 million of that was said to be needed by this week. Legislative leaders still have many unanswered questions about how the money
was spent and will be spent. Not surprisingly,
there is little confidence that a resolution is near.
Because the $10 million was not authorized this week, MN I.T. officials are saying that layoff notices will go out to contractors working on the project.Though GOP legislators want to fix the issue they are asking for greater transparency and more assurances that this issue will not be revisited again with additional funding requests being made in the future.