State auditor wants stronger watchdogs for waste and fraud

SANDUSKY The new state auditor is reacting to the "Coingate" scandal by trying to make it
Tom Jackson
May 24, 2010

SANDUSKY

The new state auditor is reacting to the "Coingate" scandal by trying to make it easier for financial watchdogs to shut down waste and fraud.

Mary Taylor, one of the few Republicans to win a statewide race last year, visited Sandusky on Monday to discuss her first few months in office. She said internal auditors at Ohio's state agencies will be able to do their job if the system is reformed to protect them from political interference by state officials.

Taylor, who says she is the first certified public accountant to serve as state auditor, explained her office performs the external audits at state agencies.