Sen. King Introduces Lottery Oversight Legislation
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. A state audit recently revealed issues with Colorado Lottery oversight. Sen. Steve King, R-District 7, has introduced legislation to change that in the future.
The audit revealed $400,000 in bonuses to 29 employees of the lottery, in addition to their normal pay. King says the lottery is audited every five years and that he's seen continuous issues for the past 15.
"It not only hurts the credibility of the lottery and hurts the credibility of the Department of Revenue, but it hurts those benefits that we as citizens receive from having a lottery," said King.
His legislation aims to remove the Department of Revenue from overseeing the lottery and would create a class one commission to do the job instead. He believes doing so will add more accountability, best business practices and transparency.