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Dems ask, 'Who's watching Ohio's watchdog?'
Lawmakers maintain the inspector general should be appointed by someone other than the governor he's supposed to watch
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT BILL COHEN


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The job of Ohio’s inspector general is to investigate suspicions of corruption and wrong-doing in all the cabinet-level agencies the governor oversees.

At the same time, the watchdog is appointed by the governor.

Some Democrats in the Legislature are charging the current inspector general isn’t doing a good job, and they want to change the way the inspector general is chosen. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

 

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Republican Gov. John Kasich appointed Randall Meyer to be inspector general, and some Democrats say he’s been too passive when it comes to probing possible wrongdoing in the executive branch.

State Rep. Connie Pillich of Cincinnati is proposing a bill that would turn the appointing authority for the inspector general over to the majority and minority leaders of the Ohio House and Senate.

“There are two Democrats and two Republicans,  so a majority vote is needed and no person can be appointed to that office unless they have at least one vote from the majority party.”

But Ohio House Speaker Bill Batchelder, a Medina Republican, indicates that he’s comfortable with the way the inspector general is appointed now. “Unless there’s something wrong, I don’t think we should fix it.” 

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