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DOJ, Connecticut settle ‘motor-voter’ registration complaint

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill

The U.S. Department of Justice and Connecticut announced Friday that an enhanced online voter registration system will launch Monday at the Department of Motor Vehicles in response to a civil rights investigation that concluded the state was in violation of the so-called “motor-voter” provisions of the National Voting Rights Act of 1993. Continue Reading →

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Malloy: Speed DMV lines by shedding ‘collection agency’ role

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy speaks to the press in Wethersfield.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy wants to help the beleaguered Department of Motor Vehicles by getting the agency out of the municipal debt collection business and by expanding transactions that can be done at private businesses like AAA offices. Continue Reading →

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Malloy names Sen. Ayala as his first Latino commissioner

Andres Ayala

Sen. Andres Ayala Jr., D-Bridgeport, who declined an administration post in Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s first term, was named Monday as the next commissioner of motor vehicles, giving Malloy his first Hispanic department head. Lobbying is under way for a second. Continue Reading →

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Currey succeeds DeFronzo at DAS; Bremby, Redeker stay at DSS, DOT

DAS Commissioner Donald J. DeFronzo is retuiring.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced one reappointment and two administrative changes Friday: Donald J. DeFronzo is retiring as the commissioner of administrative services and will be succeeded by Melody Currey, who now runs the Department of Motor Vehicles. Continue Reading →

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