Editorial: Ohio needs public records audits

The ongoing assault by Ohio Republican lawmakers on public records laws and those who fight for citizen access to records shows no signs of slowing down.

House Republicans tried to use the state's two-year budget this month to shield themselves and state officials from new citizen-initiated records audits being conducted by Ohio Auditor Dave Yost, a Republican who refreshingly doesn't follow the party line 100 percent of the time.

Thankfully, the language has been removed, although some are suggesting it could be restored as the budget process evolves or in another bill. Continue>>>