Lieutenant Governor's Office Audited

1 decade 1 year 5 months ago Wednesday, October 31 2007 Oct 31, 2007 Wednesday, October 31, 2007 4:34:14 AM CDT October 31, 2007 in News

The audit is good news for Lt. Gov. Kinder. The only finding detailed in this report is one that involves Kinder's personal use of his state vehicle.

From the time of his election in 2005 until July of this year, Kinder used a state vehicle on personal and political trips.

This is not a problem for Kinder, according to the audit, because he says the office of administration gave him permission to use the car for those personal trips.

But Montee questions the audit policy.

"Our conclusion is that there is no authority for that policy, and so our recommendation is that any use other than official use should be discontinued immediately," Montee said.

The Lieutenant Governor's office released a response to the audit Thursday. It did not address Montee's concerns about making policy on state vehicles.

Lt. Gov. Kinder says he stopped using his state vehicle for personal travel in July. This came before the state questioned the Attorney General's vehicle use and before this audit began.

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