IBJNews

Indiana Dem chairman calls on lottery director to quit

Back to TopCommentsE-mailPrintBookmark and Share

The head of the Indiana Democratic Party wants the director of the Hoosier Lottery to resign after an admission that it overspent on its new headquarters.

Democrat Chairman Dan Parker criticized Lottery Director Kathryn Densborn on Thursday for spending more than $25,000 on a workout room while the economy "is in shambles."

Lottery officials aren't commenting on his remarks.

Parker's statement came a day after a news conference in which lottery officials acknowledged they did not comply with Department of Administration requirements in moving to a 35,000-square-foot office.

Gov. Mitch Daniels' spokeswoman, Jane Jankowski, told The Associated Press that the Department of Administration is working with the lottery to make sure it's in compliance with standards. She also says the lottery's move will save money overall.

ADVERTISEMENT

  • Fair business practices.
    I concur with your post. Further, the Lottery is in the business of making a profit, which we all know it does, its a business and a business should be entitled to spend its monies for improvements including a health facility (makes for a very good work environment).
  • Shut Up Dan
    Democrat Chairman Dan Parker should shut up. Lottery Director Kathryn Densborn did not spend too much on the headquarters. $25,000 is nothing for a nice gym and it encourages HEALTHY EMPLOYEES. The money spent on office furniture is not out of line. The lottery is a more upbeat atmosphere than "government" offices. It promotes the lottery. Give it a rest DAN!!!!
    • Entrust public officials
      The lottery leadership hit a ball through the clubhouse window and drove a golf cart into a pond - yes ban them from the course for life!
    • was it in the budget?
      I do not see a big deal, was it in the budget? DOes the lottery commission report to a board?
      Just because someone hits off of the fairway doesnt mean you pull them of the course and ban them from golf. Give them a penalty stroke and move on. Dont give in Densborn
    • Parker weighing in?
      1. Densborn made a big error and I would not mind seeing her leave.
      2. I am glad Dan Parker chimed in with the same thoughtful analysis he put to Monroe Gray, most Northwest Indiana policitians, etc.

      I hold similar disdain for GOP Party leaders.
    • C'mon Man
      How stupid are we? Who owns this building, and has the owner given money to the gov or his party. Finally, the long term savings is predicated on leasing the old office, how realistic is this expectation?

    Post a comment to this story

    COMMENTS POLICY
    We reserve the right to remove any post that we feel is obscene, profane, vulgar, racist, sexually explicit, abusive, or hateful.
     
    You are legally responsible for what you post and your anonymity is not guaranteed.
     
    Posts that insult, defame, threaten, harass or abuse other readers or people mentioned in IBJ editorial content are also subject to removal. Please respect the privacy of individuals and refrain from posting personal information.
     
    No solicitations, spamming or advertisements are allowed. Readers may post links to other informational websites that are relevant to the topic at hand, but please do not link to objectionable material.
     
    We may remove messages that are unrelated to the topic, encourage illegal activity, use all capital letters or are unreadable.
     

    Messages that are flagged by readers as objectionable will be reviewed and may or may not be removed. Please do not flag a post simply because you disagree with it.

    Sponsored by
    ADVERTISEMENT

    facebook - twitter on Facebook & Twitter

    Follow on TwitterFollow IBJ on Facebook:
    Follow on TwitterFollow IBJ's Tweets on these topics:
     
    Subscribe to IBJ
    1. This is still my favorite Mexican restaurant in town. What I do love about the new version is it is much quieter than the most recent version. TV's were off, the music wasn't too loud, and the wait staff were not hyperactive like they had been the past few times I had been there. I just wish they would bring back the MOLE for the enchiladas!

    2. Not a bad paper. There is a need for local community news and city government issues. Don't really need the owner's constant national political rants. We all know where they stand by now.

    3. What nice people. Menard should've known better than to team up with the guy who robbed and drove Conseco to ashes. I'm surprised Timothy Durham isn't involved in this.

    4. Hello, I am Maris Peters, currently living in Texas city, USA. I am a widow at the moment with three kids and i was stuck in a financial situation in August 2014 and i needed to refinance and pay my bills. I tried seeking loans from various loan Companies both private and corporate but never with success, and most banks declined my credit. But as God would have it, I was introduced to a Man of God a private loan lender who gave me a loan of $65,000USD and today am a business owner and my kids are doing well at the moment, if you must contact any firm or company with reference to securing a loan without collateral , no credit check, no co signer with just 2% interest rate and better repayment plans and schedule, please contact Mr William David. He doesn’t know that am doing this but am so happy now and i decided to let people know more about him and also i want God to bless him more.You can contact him through his email: Davidloanfirm@yahoo.com

    5. It is beyond me how anyone can think this was a "bad deal" for the state! If they could take the money back then, yes, but they can't! Protections were built in the agreement. Now, if they roll the roads up and take them away, I will agree that it was a bad deal. Otherwise, the only way to have paid for the infrastructure that was badly needed was for the state to issue bonds....that is a four letter synonym for debt folks!!

    ADVERTISEMENT