Statement from Auditor of State Dave Yost on Ohio Supreme Court Ruling

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Columbus – The following statement may be attributed to Auditor of State Dave Yost regarding today’s Ohio Supreme Court ruling on White v. King

“The internet has made everything from shopping and dating more convenient, but circumventing the public’s right to know isn’t one of them. The court’s decision is a warning to any politician who tries to use chicanery to conduct the people’s business in the darkness: There shall be light.”



The Auditor of State’s office, one of five independently elected statewide offices in Ohio, is responsible for auditing more than 5,800 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.

Ben Marrison
Director of Communications