Nixon: DOR Not Collecting Data For “Magical Database”

Apr 3, 2013

Governor Jay Nixon says the Missouri Department of Revenue is not forwarding information on applicants for driver’s licenses and conceal-carry endorsements to the federal government. He became exasperated with reporters who asked questions about the controversy during a press conference Wednesday at the State Capitol.

“This Department of Revenue and this state of Missouri is not collecting a bunch of un-useful data to send to some sort of magical database someplace to mess with people – it’s not happening, okay?  They’re just not doing it, I mean, you know that and I know that,” Nixon said.

Department of Revenue officials have delivered thousands of documents related to its practice of scanning documents to a Missouri Senate committee in response to a subpoena issued last month.