Arkansas governor's lectern purchase exempt from state procurement law, attorney general says

The $19,029.25 lectern purchased by the Sanders administration in June, seen in the Governors Conference Room at the state Capitol in Little Rock on Tuesday, Sept. 26. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Thomas Metthe)

A day after the governor’s office told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that state procurement law does not apply to the governor's purchase of a $19,000 lectern, a spokesman for Attorney General Tim Griffin cited the law that outlines the exemption for Gov.