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State Hires New Firm To Help WIth Troubled Computer System

September 19, 2003 - Posted at: 8:18 a.m. CDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Two years into operation of the state's computer system, the budgeting feature still doesn't work.  So now the state has hired a Little Rock firm to replace it.

The computer system has been a sore point between Governor Huckabee and legislators, who argue the system is underperforming and overbudget.

The system's support center hired Protech Solutions for up to $750,000.  State budget director Mike Stormes says it's to build a new traditional budgeting system for the state to start using in April or May.

Stormes says the state also sought bids from companies to develop a performance-based budgeting system to handle progress reports for state agencies by January.  That's separate from the agreement with Protech.

Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.

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