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December 14, 2012

Lawmakers OK initial steps to audit Gessler’s spending

A legislative committee voted unanimously Thursday to start initial work on an audit of Secretary of State Scott Gessler's discretionary account, which he's accused of using for partisan purposes. With its 7-0 vote, the Legislative Audit Committee allowed the State Auditor's Office to proceed with an initial eight hours of research to define the scope of the audit. Auditors would then need to come back early next year before the committee and ask for permission to conduct the audit, which could take months.