Colo. treasurer kept blank state checks for disaster spending |

Colo. treasurer kept blank state checks for disaster spending

DENVER – Former state Treasurer Mike Coffman said Friday he wasn’t satisfied with a plan by ex-Gov. Bill Owens to keep government running if a disaster shut down the state Capitol, so he stashed blank checks worth up to $1 billion in a safe deposit box.Coffman said he and three other state employees were authorized to sign the checks, which only required one signature. The checks are still in the safe deposit box, even though Coffman has since become secretary of state.

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