Wasteful Spending

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

From 60-inch televisions in the state Capitol to holiday cards printed at taxpayers' expense, there seems to be plenty of money to go around in Frankfort these days.

While candidates for governor say they're ready to crack down on wasteful spending in the state house, nobody is saying how they would address what critics are calling a serious issue.

In a series of question and answers with The Associated Press, gubernatorial candidates said further investigation would have to be done before deciding how to trim the fat.

Former Lieutenant Governor Steve Pence is one of seven Democrats who will face off in the May 22nd primary. Pence said there's a quote "significant lack of efficiency" in the Capitol, but declined to elaborate on how he would fix it.

Critics say candidates are in a tough spot when it comes to topics like overspending because they need to raise money for the election and are afraid to turn off potential voters.


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