From the daily archives: Friday, March 30, 2012

Big, big, big news today from the Office of the Ohio Inspector General.

The Inspector General’s Office received a complaint in September 2011 that a lottery employee may have been using a state credit card to purchase gasoline for personal use.

Six months later, the Office released this stunning report.  A lot of work went into this.  The Inspector General’s Office conducted an in-depth review of the fuel capacity and the gas mileage for a Chevy Impala.  (Seriously, see pages 4-5 of the Report).    The employee’s personal bank accounts were reviewed to try to determine how much he and […]

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For months the Kasich administration – with support from Attorney General DeWine’s office – has insisted the Ohio State Highway Patrol already has the legal authority to operate at the newly privatized prison in Conneaut, Ohio.

And for months, we have disagreed.

Last week Kasich finally admitted we were right. Well, kind of. In his mid-biennium budget, Kasich included language to change existing law, which only allows troopers to operate on state owned or leased property, so that the patrol can also investigate serious crimes at private prisons.

While it’s nice to see he’s finally come to realize […]

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