(Jefferson City, MO) -- On Wednesday, Governor Jay Nixon installed a new plan that overhauls the way local motor vehicle and driver license offices are awarded by bidding out the first six fee offices. That includes the South Fremont Avenue location in Springfield.
After being elected, Nixon pledged to end the patronage system used to appoint the people who run those offices.
Typically the jobs are awarded to those who are politically-connected. Nixon says he'll solicit bids and analyze them carefully.
The Democrat also plans to shift more services to the internet. He says that's so Missourians can renew most of their car or driver's licenses from home.
He says eventually all 183 fee offices will be put up for competitive bid.