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Statement from Auditor of State Dave Yost
Columbus –Auditor of State Dave Yost issues the following statement regarding the Ohio Supreme Court ruling today that the state apportionment board’s redrawing of state legislative boundaries is constitutional:
“I am happy for the state of Ohio to have this legal uncertainty resolved,” Auditor Yost said. “However, now is the time to reform the process. No one knows who will be in control in 2020, so this is a perfect window when both sides have as much to win as to lose. Reform should not be put off until the end of the decade again.”
The Auditor of State’s office, one of five independently elected statewide offices in Ohio, is responsible for auditing more than 5,600 state and local government agencies. Under the direction of Auditor Dave Yost, the office also provides financial services to local governments, investigates and prevents fraud in public agencies and promotes transparency in government.