Can California Bundle Its Bureaucracy Into a Single Handy Website?

A One-Stop Shop for Government Services Is One of the Oldest and Most Repeated Ideas. It’s Also an Impossible Dream.

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I want nothing from California governments—except whatever I need right now.

So why doesn’t my state make things easier for me? In this internet age, shouldn’t there be a one-stop shop where I can go to renew my driver’s license and vehicle registration, register to vote, research state records, pay all my state and local taxes, and buy passes to take the family to a state park?

Mine is not a new notion. To the contrary, the one-stop shop for government services is one of the oldest and most repeated ideas in …

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