- Associated Press - Thursday, March 24, 2016

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The newly appointed commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles says he recently learned he may not hold a master’s degree as he had claimed for about two decades.

Michael Bzdyra (Biz-DEER’-ah) told a legislative committee Thursday he’s two courses short of earning the public affairs degree from the University of Connecticut, even though he’s listed in the 1994 commencement ceremony book.

The disclosure came in response to a customary question for people nominated for key government positions about whether there’s anything in their background that could embarrass them or the governor’s office.

Bzdyra told the Executive and Legislative Nominations Committee he aims to complete the degree quickly. Later in the day, however, he said he’s now verifying whether all his credits were counted.

The committee approved his nomination.

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