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Mary Taylor to Dave Yost: Not So Fast on That Commission, Pal

April 9, 2010 at 7:52 pm Matt

From Jim Siegel:

Taylor said some of those concerns could be alleviated by the disclosure required by current auditing standards.

State Auditor Mary Taylor says an Ohio Budget Commission proposal unveiled this week by auditor candidate Dave Yost could create a conflict-of-interest problem for the office.

“We would be concerned that their might be an independence issue if the legislature were to approve legislation…that required the auditor of state to participate in any budgeting process, and then after the fact would be required to go in and audit,” Taylor said Friday during a taping of ONN’s Capitol Square, which will air Sunday at 10 a.m., noon, and 7 p.m.

Taylor said some of those concerns could be alleviated by the disclosure required by current auditing standards.

Yost this week proposed creating the commission, consisting of the auditor, state treasurer and attorney general, to complete revenue estimates to be used as the basis for the two-year budget. His Republican primary opponent, Seth Morgan, and Gov. Ted Strickland, each opposed the plan, citing concerns about damaging the independence and credibility of the office.

This is big news and a HUGE blow to the Yost for Auditor campaign. I’ll post the video when it airs.

This board causes a major conflict, and Morgan- as a small government conservative- isn’t a big fan of creating new commissions and bureaucracies.

And I think from a purely political angle, if it wasn’t clear before, there is clearly a distinct Kevin DeWine/Jon Husted camp, which Kasich/Taylor are not in. And a serious Republican Chairman probably wouldn’t allow this to happen a few weeks out from a primary when it hurts the Ohio GOP’s endorsed candidate.

This is about as open as Mary Taylor and John Kasich can be with quietly endorsing Seth Morgan for Auditor. WOW

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  2. Dennis Williard Confirms- Mary Taylor Supports Seth Morgan for Auditor
  3. Seth Morgan “Welcomes” Dave Yost to the Auditor’s Race
  4. Dave Yost Proposes Budget Commission
  5. Dave Yost Endorsed by His Home County, Seth Morgan Endorsed by Controversial Chairman

  • http://twitter.com/TylerFehrman Tyler Fehrman

    Dave proposing a commission doesn't mean he's some big-government RINO. If you took the time to pay attention to Yost for just a moment and got off the horse of Ken-Blackwell style crusading, you'd realize that efficient government doesn't mean liberalism. Of course, Ken DID endorse Dave Yost…

    I'm a fan of yours for the most part – and we probably agree on more than we disagree on – but this is a bum move on your part.

  • http://rightohio.com Right Ohio

    I have no horse in this race. I think Yost is a fantastic conservative, quite brilliant, and has an impressive record as Prosecutor. I've met him a number of times and have nothing but good things to say.

    Ken Blackwell endorsed Yost because his endorsement carried over from the AG's race. Seth's staff is mostly Blackwell types, and Morgan is clearly the Blackwell-like candidate, considering how the Ohio GOP disregards him.

    Feel free to tell me what's wrong with Morgan and I'll post.

    Tyler, you have been nothing but a pest.

  • http://www.bizzyblog.com/2010/04/10/orpino-and-dave-yost-dont-understand-auditor-independence/ BizzyBlog

    [...] Taylor does (HT Right Ohio): State Auditor Mary Taylor says an Ohio Budget Commission proposal unveiled this week by auditor [...]

  • akronboy

    went to summit county lincoln dinner

    yost not even invited

    seth morgan was the annointed one

    I think Yost in big trouble, and Kevin Dewine sold him down the river

  • akronboy

    Just left summit county lincoln day dinner

    yost not even invited

    seth morgan the annointed one

    Kevin Dewine sold yost down the river

  • jomomma68

    Couldn't Yost have bought a ticket to go to the Lincoln Day Dinner? Yost sent a scathing email attacking the Summit County Central Committee a few weeks ago. He couldn't show his face in Summit after doing that.

  • Guest

    You don't have to be invited to go to a Lincoln Day Dinner… Yost could have been there but jomomma is right. I saw the insulting press release he issued about the Summit County GOP.

  • Guest

    You don’t have to be invited to go to a Lincoln Day Dinner… Yost could have been there but jomomma is right. I saw the insulting press release he issued about the Summit County GOP.

  • http://www.plunderbund.com/2010/04/11/jon-husteds-going-for-broke-literally/ Jon Husted’s going for broke…literally

    [...] other news, looks like the Ohio conservative blogging community agrees that Mary Taylor’s rebuttal of ORP-endorsed Auditor candidate David Yost’s only idea idea has complicated an already heated primary like gasoline on a fire, despite what Jon Keeling [...]

  • Guest

    the only reason morgan was endorsed by Summit County is so the Tea party wouldnt back Coughlin in dethroning Arshnikoff

  • Guest

    the only reason morgan was endorsed by Summit County is so the Tea party wouldnt back Coughlin in dethroning Arshnikoff

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