Governor Mark Dayton says the state needs money to fix a disastrous roll-out of a so-called upgrade to the State Vehicle Licensing and Registration System – MnLARS – but not at the expense of other state agencies.
Speaking to Republican Leaders at their breakfast meeting yesterday, Governor Dayton said he would veto a proposed State House measure that would require he trim state agency budgets to free up $10 million to continue fixing the the troubled system.
House Republican leaders say taxpayers shouldn’t have to pick up the cost of fixing a problem Dayton admitted is his responsibility, but the governor says they may not have a choice.
On the other hand, Dayton says the Senate version of the bill is acceptable.
It is up to both chambers to work together to resolve a funding package in a Compromise Committee.