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Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor's chief of staff resigns over time sheets
Taylor cites discrepancies between the times Laura Johnson was in the office, and the times her car was in the state's parking garage
by WKSU's KABIR BHATIA


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Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor's chief of staff, and another employee, have resigned over irregularities in their time sheets. WKSU's Kabir Bhatia reports.
Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor's chief of staff resigns over time sheets

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Laura Johnson has been the Lieutenant Governor’s only chief of staff during the past 3 1/2 years Taylor has been in office. But the Plain Dealer and other papers report that Taylor asked her to resign after noting discrepancies in her time sheet. A Taylor spokesman confirmed the problem came to light several weeks ago, after a public records request by liberal blogger, Plunderbund. The matter has been referred to the inspector general and the State Highway Patrol for review. Also gone from the office is Johnson's administrative assistant, who cited "an unhealthy hostile work environment" in her resignation letter.
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