Governor Dayton on Tuesday pledged to veto the House version of the Minnesota Licensing and Registration System (MNLARS) fix. On Monday, a Senate bill and House bill both passed that contained a one time appropriation of $10 Million to keep the project going. The Dayton administration stated it would need $43 Million to complete the project that already cost taxpayers $93 Million and was suppose to be working last summer.
The major difference between the House and Senate version is where the money comes from. Both GOP bills take money from current appropriations, with the Senate bill getting the money from a reserve account. However, the House bill goes outside of the agency and gets the $10 Million from the Dayton Administration's budget.
Governor Dayton is a typical politician who wants no accountability. After wasting massive amounts of taxpayer money, it's only prudent for his Administration to bear the costs. We encourage Republicans in the Conference Committee to hold strong on this issue. If Dayton vetoes the bill, he will have to own this problem for the last year of his time as Governor.