Kasich, Yost Hold Ground On JobsOhio Audit
The flap over the state auditorâs authority to look over the financial records of the governor's public-private entity JobsOhio continues, as the deadline to meet a subpoena looms ahead. Republican Auditor David Yost says he fully anticipates that the governorâs office will comply with the March 19 subpoena because he says he hasnât formally heard otherwise, though Republican Gov. John Kasich has told reporters he doesnât feel the auditor has the authority to audit JobsOhioâs private dollars.
Look, our concern is for accountability, transparency. The nexus of the money is so close to its public source and there are so many public actions involved, we believe that it ought to be treated as public money.
Gov. Kasich confirms that he and Yost have talked, but he wonât say if JobsOhio will or wonât turn over the books.
The goal is to make sure that people understand the public dollars are going to be audited. Weâve asked them to take a look at all these public dollars and when it comes to additional issues there, we just have to work through it.
Kasich notes that the private firm KPMG has already done an audit of JobsOhio.