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    The Wait Is Over: Bongi Magubane '76 Is Determined to Fix the Connecticut DMV (Connecticut)

    Apart from the IRS, is there any government agency as universally dreaded as the Department of Motor Vehicles? In Connecticut, things at the DMV hit a notorious low point in 2015, when the department shut down for a week to install a new computer system, and snafus in the reboot triggered days of six- and seven-hourlong wait lines. Such is the challenge facing the department's new commissioner, former Aetna IT specialist and UConn alum Sibongile Magubane '76 (CLAS). Read more at magazine.uconn.edu.


    Medical Form No Longer Required to Change Gender on Driver's License (Maine)

    People who want to change the gender listed on their driver's license or state identification card no longer have to present a supporting statement from a medical provider. Now, a person undergoing gender reassignment or who does not identify as male or female may fill out a form available on the agency's website without having to obtain a statement from a doctor, Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap said Tuesday. Read more at bangordailynews.com.


    California DMV Data Breach Exposed Thousands of Drivers' Information, Agency Says

    A data breach at the California Department of Motor Vehicles may have exposed some drivers' Social Security number information to seven government entities, according to the DMV. The breach affects about 3,200 individuals over at least the last four years, the agency said in a statement. The DMV insists it was not hacked and information was not shared with private individuals or entities. Read more at cnn.com.


    Tennessee to Hire 80 New Employees, Consider Outsourcing to Help Ease Driver's License Wait Times

    To help alleviate issues with Tennessee's driver's license facilities, the state Department of Safety and Homeland Security is looking to hire 80 employees, expand hours of operation, consider outsourcing some operations and implement recommendations from a more than decade-old study. That's what the agency's top official, Commissioner Jeff Long, told Gov. Bill Lee and his administration Wednesday while outlining the department's budgetary needs for the upcoming fiscal year. Read more at tennessean.com.


    Colorado Could Soon Change Iconic License Plates

    A bill has been proposed that might give Colorado's iconic "white mountains, green sky" license plates a facelift, reverting to the design once used roughly 20 years ago. Prior to Colorado's current license plate design, the color scheme was flipped featuring green mountains and a white sky. If the bill passes, the switch to these "green mountain, white sky" plates would take place starting January 1, 2021 for plates that expire on that day or after. Read more at outtherecolorado.com.


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