Gubernatorial candidates discuss possible changes for DMV

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The candidates for governor on Monday discussed possible changes to the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Both major candidates for governor say they can fix long lines. 

Democratic candidate Ned Lamont says he wants to completely overhaul the DMV's decades old computer system so that there are fewer glitches. Lamont did not mention how much the IT overhaul would cost.

Lamont also says he wants to let people keep their driver's license an extra two years, and their car registration an extra year. He says that would immediately cut down on DMV crowds.

Republican candidate Bob Stefanowski says Gov. Malloy has failed to fix the DMV, and that his plan to modernize the DMV includes a complete privatization of the agency's functions. 

The state hired private company 3M several years ago to overhaul the DMV by upgrading the computer system. That initiative cost $26 million.

Some drivers say they're skeptical about these plans for the DMV.

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