Beebe has 'confidence issues' with lottery director | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Beebe has 'confidence issues' with lottery director

Posted By on Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 3:32 PM

Gov. Mike Beebe doesn't control Lottery Commission appointments (only three of nine), but that's three-fifths of the way to assembling the votes to fire the lottery director and he presumably has some stick with the legislative leaders who make the other appointments.

So it's of more than passing interest when the governor tells Stephens Media he has "confidence issues" with Ernie Passailaigue. When a fellow is paid $326,000, the IRS penalty bucks stop with him for two years running of late payments.

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