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.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Columbus - “Timing for performance audits could not be better as state leaders look for ways to fix the state’s budget deficit. Performance audits cut to the chase -- driving better, leaner performance based on objective measures. As a result, scarce resources are preserved for priority programs as government operations become more efficient.
I am grateful for the leadership of Representatives Snitchler and Stautberg in proposing this legislation and Chairman Mecklenborg for sheparding the legislation through committee. I look forward to working with the Speaker and other members of the House as the legislative process continues.”
House Bill 2 requires performance audits of certain state agencies each biennium.


The Auditor of State is one of five independently elected offices under the Ohio Constitution. Auditor Yost’s office is responsible for auditing over 5,600 state and local government agencies. Staff also works in partnership with state and local governments to deal effectively with financial, accounting and budgetary issues.

Carrie Bartunek
Press Secretary
Auditor of State
(614) 728-7198