Policy and Legislation

08
Feb
Auditor Yost, legislators announce legislation to curb fraud in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

In an effort to curb fraud in Ohio’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Auditor of State Dave Yost, Rep. Tim Schaffer and Sen. Matt Huffman announced new  legislation to require photos of many recipients on the state’s SNAP Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards.

09
Dec
Higher Education Efficiency Bill Approved by General Assembly

Legislation granting the Auditor of State’s office authority to conduct performance audits of higher education institutions passed through the Ohio House of Representatives today and awaits Gov. John Kasich’s signature. It received Senate approval on Wednesday. 

09
Dec
Auditor Yost applauds new requirement to review Ohio’s Educational Service Centers

Auditor of State Dave Yost issued this statement following the approval of language requiring his office to conduct a comprehensive performance audit of the state’s 52 Educational Service Centers (ESCs).

14
Sep
Auditor Yost Discusses Learning-Based Funding with Columbus Metropolitan Club

Auditor of State Dave Yost spoke to the Columbus Metropolitan Club today, continuing an open dialogue on proposed learning-based funding for Ohio’s electronic schools.

13
Sep
Legislative Update: House Bill 5

By the Auditor of State’s Office

A bill aimed at boosting efficiency in Ohio’s local governments passed through the Ohio House of Representatives in May and was signed by Governor Kasich June 14.

11
Aug
Auditor Yost Calls on Legislature to Reform Virtual School Funding

Auditor Dave Yost today called on the General Assembly to review how community schools using electronic learning are funded, suggesting reforms based on how much a child learns should play a key role in determining how a virtual school is paid.

06
Jul
Auditor Yost to Congress: Rooting Out Food Stamp Fraud Protects the Poor and Taxpayers

Ohio Auditor Dave Yost today told Congress that he does not believe fraud is rampant in Ohio’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, but said it does exist and is “significant” given that $2.5 billion in food stamp benefits are issued to Ohioans each year.

14
Jun
Gov. Kasich Signs Efficiency-Boosting Bill into Law

Gov. John Kasich signed House Bill 5 into law today, allowing local governments and state agencies to request feasibility studies from the Auditor of State’s office. The studies will measure the potential benefits of sharing resources with neighboring entities.

24
May
Statement from Auditor Yost on Ohio House’s Passage of House Bill 5

The following statement may be attributed to Auditor of State Dave Yost concerning the Ohio House of Representatives’ passage of House Bill 5.

02
Nov
House Bill 384 Introduced Today

Proposed Legislation Grants Auditor of State Authority to Conduct Performance Audits of Institutions of Higher Learning

Auditor of State Dave Yost partnered with members of the Ohio General Assembly to draft House Bill 384, which gives the Auditor of State’s office the authority to conduct performance audits of Ohio’s institutions of higher education.  Representatives Tim Schaffer and Mike Duffey today introduced the legislation in the Ohio House of Representatives.

17
Apr
Auditor Yost Collaborates with Rep. Hagan and Sen. Schaffer to Increase Accountability in Local Governments and Schools

The Fiscal Integrity Act was presented today by Auditor of State Dave Yost, Representative Christina Hagan and Senator Tim Schaffer.  This newly proposed legislation would address the Ohio Supreme Court decision concerning former Stark County Treasurer Gary Zeigler, among other provisions to boost accountability and penalize wrong-doing.

05
Apr
Performance Audit Legislation Signed by Governor

Auditor Yost Praises Legislative Leadership on Senate Bill 4

Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost joined Governor John Kasich for the signing of Senate Bill 4 (Performance Audits) this afternoon.

31
Mar
Auditor Yost Testifies in Budget Subcommittee Today

The appropriations recommended by the Governor in this budget require governments across the state to live leaner. With a reduction in general fund operating expenses of 6.3%, the Auditor of State’s office is no exception.

08
Feb
Statement from Auditor of State Dave Yost

The following may be attributed to Auditor of State Dave Yost regarding the House State Government and Elections Committee Passage of House Bill 2 concerning performance audits.

11
Jan
Statement from Auditor of State Dave Yost

The following may be attributed to Auditor of State Dave Yost regarding Rep. Todd Snitchler’s (R-Uniontown) introduction of House Bill 2 concerning performance audits.