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Mandel applauds his first year as treasurer
The US Senate candidate says he has cut the office's budget by more than a million dollars
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE BUREAU CHIEF KAREN KASLER
This story is part of a special series.


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Republican Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel says he’s preserved the state’s triple-A credit rating while reducing his budget by $1.2 million in his first year in office.

In his year-end review, Mandel touts the the triple-A rating that Standard and Poor’s gave to the state’s 4 billion dollar investment pool he manages.

Critics have said that’s the same rating that the Ohio fund has received for 16 years. But Mandel says given the downgrade for the US economy and the volatile economic climate across the world, this is a big deal.

Treasurer Josh Mandel talks about leading by example

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The candidate for US Senate says he’s also made some big and small changes in office operations. Among his cost-cutting measures, Mandel cites a switch to electronic banking.

Treasurer Josh Mandel talks about cutting small costs in big ways
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Mandel is considered the front-runner in the Republican US Senate race against Sherrod Brown in November

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