Kansas Counties Try To Recoup Losses From DMV System

By: AP posted by Amanda Lanum
By: AP posted by Amanda Lanum

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The state will reimburse Kansas counties for some of the costs incurred after a new motor vehicle registration system was installed, but county officials say more needs to be done.

The program caused long delays and lines at motor vehicle offices across the state after it was introduced in May.

During a legislative hearing Thursday, Revenue Secretary Nick Jordan said the state will reimburse counties a total of $561,000 to defray the unexpected expenses. And Gov. Sam Brownback plans to create a task force to examine how to improve the system.

Jordan says the problems have eased.

But some county officials disagree, and they are considering a new $2 fee to help pay the costs, most of which came from overtime and new employees hired to handle the backlog.


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