WACONIA, MN—Assistant Majority Leader Rep. Jim Nash, R-Waconia, issued the following statement regarding the Minnesota Licensing and Registration System (MNLARS) roadmap released today by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) seeking an additional $43 million in funding to fix the failed system.
"Following 10 years and over $100 million spent on MNLARS, Minnesotans deserve a working, functional system. It's outrageous for a state agency to come back asking for more taxpayer dollars after such a horrible launch," said Rep. Nash. “State agencies - like MN.IT and DVS - have been given more than enough resources and time to create a system that works for our residents. What we need now is results, not excuses or apologies for this ongoing failure. Minnesotans, deputy registrars, auto dealers, and lending institutions are depending on MNLARS to be functional. To date, no one has taken responsibility for this debacle, and for my part, I expect to see some increased accountability and respect for taxpayer dollars out of those in charge of this project.”