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Kasich defends his Lt. Gov. in controversy over staff resignations
Kasich says "I support her" as Democrats raise questions about the resignations and inspector general investigation
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE BUREAU CHIEF KAREN KASLER


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Karen Kasler
 

Gov. John Kasich is defending his running mate, who’s been the focus of some controversy after two top aides suddenly resigned because of concerns about their timesheets.

Democrats have been raising questions about the resignations of Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor’s chief of staff, and that chief of staff’s administrative assistant a week ago, and why she turned the matter over to the Inspector General.

But Kasich says he backs his Lt. Governor.

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"I think she was very disappointed and we did exactly what you should do when you have a problem like that and that is, that person is gone, it's been referred," Kasich said. "You know, you have 55,000 employees, you're gonna have problems. The key is, what are going to do with it? And I think Mary did the right thing and I support her."

Democrats say an inspector general investigation isn’t credible, because current IG Randall Meyer used to work for Taylor when she was the state auditor.

But an IG spokesman says he has sworn an oath to be impartial.

Taylor has not spoken publicly about the resignations, but said in her letter to the IG that she had allowed the women to work on flexible schedules, but that they claimed more hours away from the office than she had expected.

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