Joan V Hartley

GOP Nominee's Back Divorce Payments Don't Faze Friendly Questioners

GOP Nominee's Back Divorce Payments Don't Faze Friendly Questioners

Former state Sen. Rob Kane, the nominee for the $146,000-a-year job of chief Republican auditor, faced no particularly tough questions at his legislative confirmation hearing Thursday about falling $4,862 behind last year on divorce payments to his ex-wife for their two children's expenses.

House Republicans had expressed concerns about the issue earlier in the week, with House GOP Leader Themis Klarides saying, "I feel that every candidate should have to be fully vetted."

But the Executive and Legislative Nominations Committee promptly gave him its unanimous endorsement on...

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