I’ve said it before. I’ll say it again.
The office of Gov. Ted Strickland failed to submit the appointments of five cabinet directors to the state Senate for approval.
The oversights by the Democrat’s administration gives majority Republican senators a chance to decide the future of one cabinet director facing both second-guessing and an investigation by the state inspector general.
Public Safety Director Cathy Collins-Taylor likely would have faced few problems if her paperwork had been sent to the Senate shortly after her Sept. 18 appointment. The Senate approves such appointments routinely.
But Collins-Taylor came under scrutiny early this year after stopping a planned sting by state troopers to catch a courier dropping contraband for pickup by a prisoner working at the Governor’s Residence.
No wonder he can’t manage the agencies and budget when he can’t even manage paperwork in his own office. This shows a complete disregard for the checks-and-balances system, and it’s a slap in the face of Sen. President Bill Harris.