Republican lawmakers are asking the public to come to the Minnesota Capitol Wednesday morning and tell them about about problems with the state’s new drivers license and vehicle registration system. The Dayton administration says although there were problems during the rollout, they’re being addressed and things are running much more smoothly. Senator Scott Newman from Hutchinson says he’s hearing differently. Newman says, “According to what the deputy registrars are telling me — and I’ve had those folks in the office, I’ve talked to ’em by telephone — yes, there are problems.”
Governor Mark Dayton accuses Republicans of playing politics with the issue. Newman responds, “Simply isn’t true. That’s not at all what I’m doing. I’m responding to constituents and to deputy registrars and to auto dealers.”
For more information on Wednesday’s hearing, contact Senator Newman’s office.