ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland Senate is set to vote on the state's lottery director, more than 21 months after Gov. Larry Hogan appointed him.
The Senate is expected to vote Monday night on the appointment of Gordon Medenica.
Some senators have expressed confidence in his experience. He was the director of the New York Lottery form 2007 to 2012. But others have raised questions about conflicts of interest and his commitment to minority business participation goals. That could lead to a contention debate.
The Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland is opposing the nomination.
The Hogan administration says the lottery has broken records across the board under Medenica's stewardship. The administration cites a record $1.08 billion the lottery has raised for the state's general fund, education and other causes.