Lawmakers consider changes after audit's results

Sunday, May 4th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- After an audit show possible misspending of funds in the state's fund used to cleanup underground storage tank leaks, lawmakers are looking for ways to fix the problems.

An independent audit released last week questioned millions of dollars in payments to cleanup contractors.

Lexington Democrat Senator Cal Hobson says lawmakers should take a look at how the money in the fund is administered.

The fund has provided money for the cleanup of more than 2-thousand sites since its inception.

The fund is paid for by a 1-cent tax on gasoline and other motor fuels and raises about 28 (m) million dollars annually.

The audit claims that about 35 (m) million dollars have been misspent.