Senate signs off on MNLARS money, but no checks go out yet

By |2018-03-19T15:51:09-05:00March 19th, 2018|

Minnesota's Senate has signed off on $10 million in emergency funding to fix the state's troubled new driver's registration system. The Senate approved a bill Monday to fund repairs to the new platform known as MNLARS on a 47-20 vote. It also includes some new oversight measures like a legislative commission that Republicans deemed essential to ensuring the system is fixed. It comes more than two weeks after the state started sending out layoff notices to information technology contractors working on MNLARS. And there's no promise of a speedy resolution with the House, which has laid out a drastically different plan [...]