- Audio Recording
- Audit Release Advisory
- Events and Training
- Financial Audits
- Findings for Recovery
- Fiscal Caution, Watch, and Emergency
- Performance Audits
- Policy and Legislation
- Public Integrity
- Public Records
- Unauditable Declaration
Statement from Auditor of State Mary Taylor
The following statement may be attributed to Auditor of State Mary Taylor regarding the Ohio House of Representatives passage of House Bill 166 (Schindel).
“In my role as a public servant for the citizens of
As a state representative, I began this effort to restore the public’s trust and confidence in state government. I commend the legislature for recognizing the need for a new model for improved oversight of financial accountability in state government that answers directly to Ohioans.
Ohioans cannot afford to foot the bill for another BWC-type scandal that continues to cost taxpayers millions of dollars. An independent state audit committee consisting of qualified professionals, coupled with a systematic review of agency internal controls improves the integrity of financial reporting and helps prevent the potential for fraud, waste and abuse of tax dollars.
Above all, this legislation calls for full disclosure and transparency of state agency internal audit reports by establishing a clear timeframe for public release and distribution. It’s what
This legislation is a critical step necessary to establish a strong system of oversight to prevent another BWC-type scandal in state government.”