Ohio Governor Ted Strickland has had a tough past few days. His budget has been getting lambasted and the Dispatch seems to be hitting him daily on his screw-ups.
Well, things aren’t getting any better.
Auditor Mary Taylor on Monday, March 2, said she can’t audit the state’s books for the last fiscal year because Gov. Ted Strickland’s administration so far hasn’t turned over the necessary financial records.
Taylor, Ohio’s only Republican statewide executive officeholder, said the delay appears “unprecedented” and calls into question Democrat Strickland’s commitment to being transparent and accountable to the voters.
“How will the governor know where to go fiscally if he doesn’t know where he’s been?” Taylor asked at a press conference at her office.
The financial records she needs detail how much money the state took in, how the money was spent and how much was on hand on June 30, 2008, the end of the last fiscal year.
Strickland spokeswoman Amanda Wurst could not be reached.
Yep. They were caught so unaware of this that they didn’t even have a prepared statement ready for the media. The incompetence in the Governor’s office is staggering.