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Swedzinksi disappointed by latest developments in error-plagued rollout of new licensing system

Thursday, February 1, 2018


ST. PAUL – Rep. Chris Swedzinski, R-Ghent, issued the following statement regarding the Minnesota Licensing and Registration System roadmap released Wednesday by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, seeking $43 million in additional funding to fix the failed system.

“I’m very disappointed to hear the administration is asking for another $43 million to prop up MNLARS,” Swedzinski said. “We’ve heard over and over from auto dealers, individuals, farmers and business owners what a complete and utter failure this program has been as far as getting titles and licensure for vehicles. We’ve already spent $100 million and $150 million in total is what the general ask is now. I’m very disappointed in this and don’t know what the department has been doing, but we need to get to the bottom of this. This is completely unacceptable to taxpayers and the administration really needs to answer for this.”