ICYMI: Cincinnati.com: Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost Retires Briefly to Draw Pension
January 11, 2023
Columbus, OH — In case you missed it, Cincinnati.com reported today that Attorney General Dave Yost is double-dipping into taxpayer dollars by retiring to collect a taxpayer-funded pension while also pulling his salary as Ohio Attorney General. It’s just the latest way Dave Yost is betraying working families and putting his own interests over the interests of the Ohioans he was elected to serve.
“While too many working Ohioans struggle to get by, Dave Yost is using the office of attorney general to pad his own pockets instead of actually doing his job. With Ohio set to be the center of a federal court battle over the largest public corruption scandal in the country soon, we’re still waiting on any meaningful action from Dave Yost or the attorneys who work for him. Ohio taxpayers certainly aren’t getting their money’s worth,” said ODP Chair Elizabeth Walters.
Read more from Cincinnati.com HERE and below.
- Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost briefly retired from public service to start drawing a pension, a practice known as double dipping.
- Yost reported a salary of $124,196 in 2021, according to Yost’s financial disclosure statement, which notes no other income.
- Ohio Democratic Party Chair Liz Walters criticized Yost’s move, saying Ohioans are waiting for “meaningful action” from Yost on the state’s largest public corruption scandal.
- Later this month, Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and former Ohio GOP leader Matt Borges face trial in a pay-to-play case involving a nuclear bailout. Both have pleaded not guilty.
- “While too many working Ohioans struggle to get by, Dave Yost is using the office of attorney general to pad his own pockets instead of actually doing his job,” Walters said.