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Citations for public records violations statewide dipped by about 20 percent in 2017.

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The Columbus School Board is trying to figure out who will lead the district, but the state auditor is concerned they may violating state sunshine laws in their search for the next superintendent.

The Democrat hoping to be Ohio’s next auditor calls ECOT the prime example of the corrupting influence of money in Ohio politics. And Zack Space says the current auditor could have done something about it long before millions of dollars were lost. For Ohio Public Radio, WKSU’s ML. Schultze has more from his speech to the Akron Press Club today.

Auditor Dave Yost (left) discusses the bill alongside Sen. Dave Burke (R-Marysville), the chair of the Health, Human Services and Medicaid committee.
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The state auditor says he wants Medicaid providers to insure that they’ll do the work the state is paying them for by putting up some money to prove it. He’s backing a bill that he says will help the state recover money spent on fraudulent payments.

A medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles.
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Ohio lawmakers are now weighing in with a proposed fix for problems with the process being used by the state commerce department in the medical marijuana program.

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Ohio’s Auditor says it’s probably too late for the state Department of Commerce to pause its medical marijuana processes to fix problems. He’s telling the department to focus now instead on defending lawsuits.

Editor's note: The complete audio of Keith Faber's address to the Akron Press Club has been added to this story. So has a link to the address on March 6 by his likely fall opponent, Zack Space.

State auditor candidate Keith Faber criticized Ohio’s medical marijuana roll-out today at the Akron Press Club. 

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The state auditor is warning local governments that they’re risking taxpayer money if they don’t have policies on employees’ use of debit or credit cards.

ECOT founder Bill Lager speaks to the crowd of students, parents and teachers earlier this year.
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One of the nation's largest online charter schools has been ordered to stop using taxpayer dollars on television ads attacking a decision by Ohio officials to seek $60 million in repayment from the 2015-16 school year.


The 2018 campaigns are getting underway, with another Republican lining up a run next year.

Former state Senate president and now Rep. Keith Faber confirms what many observers suspected – he will be running for statewide office.