Ohio senator seeks financial records of black lawmakers’ nonprofit organization, accuses group of improper contract award

From cleveland.com:

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A member of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus continues to demand financial records of the caucus’ nonprofit organization and has accused it of improperly awarding a consulting contract to a former state senator with strong ties to the group.

Sen. Shirley Smith, a Democrat from Cleveland, requested access to the nonprofit’s records after a former black caucus member was charged with bribery earlier this year.