$19,000 lectern is displayed by office

Questions remain over procurement

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)
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 $19,000 lectern which generated days of speculation was publicly displayed Tuesday by the governor's office, three months after its June purchase.

The lectern, a 39-inch custom Falcon Podium has prompted questions on social media about its price and purpose.

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