Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says his office won't review a contract between the state's lottery commission and a ticket vendor or whether the games' former director acted properly when he amended the agreement on his own.
McDaniel said in a legal opinion Friday that a lawmaker's questions about the contract between the lottery and Scientific Games were outside the scope of his office. State Rep. Kim Hammer had asked the attorney general whether former Director Ernie Passailaigue exceeded his authority by renegotiating the terms of the original contract with the vendor.
The lottery commission earlier this month approved a revised contract with the vendor in a deal that will pay the lottery $2 million and will save the agency an estimated $430,000 a year.
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