(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.
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.