Official Who Led State's Troubled Licensing System is Fired

Official Who Led State's Troubled Licensing System is Fired Photo: Minnesota Department of Public Safety

March 13, 2018 06:53 AM

A state official who led Minnesota's troubled computer system for vehicle licensing has been fired.

The $93 million system has been plagued by problems since it went online last summer. Additionally, the Department of Public Safety is asking for another $43 million to fix those problems, including backlogs that have frustrated drivers.

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The department's chief business technology officer, Paul Meekin, has been terminated, four months after he was placed on leave.

RELATED: Top Official Involved with Troubled License System on Leave

Meekin is not going quietly. He says the success of a government project is never just one person's responsibility. Meekin says it's a disservice to Minnesotans to give the impression that "putting a head on a spike" will fix the problems.

A Senate panel on Monday approved a measure providing $7.3 million to help fix MNLARS.

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