DENVER (AP) – Auditors will investigate a $32.4 million spending miscalculation disclosed this summer at the Colorado Division of Wildlife.

Colorado lawmakers in the Legislative Audit Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved a request to examine the department’s accounting practices.

The Division of Wildlife merged with State Parks in July in a move intended to save the state some $3 million to $4 million a year. The departments became the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife.

The department said it failed to subtract spending on land and water acquisitions and other expenses from 2006 to 2007 and 2009 to 2010.

An audit typically takes about nine months to complete.

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