Will Yost Reimburse Taxpayers The Money That ECOT Paid Students To Attend His Graduation Speeches?

COLUMBUS — Ohio Auditor Dave Yost spoke at three different ECOT graduation ceremonies between 2013 and 2015 — ceremonies that, NBC4 reported this week, ECOT students were paid with public money to attend.

“You can’t make this stuff up. Ohio tax dollars were paid to ECOT students to attend graduations, and at those graduations they got to watch Dave Yost hand ECOT awards for outstanding bookkeeping of taxpayer dollars,” said Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper. “Columbus is broken. Ohio taxpayers were ripped off nearly $200 million by ECOT, so will Dave Yost do his part to make them whole by reimbursing Ohio for the taxpayer money paid to ECOT students to observe his speeches and award presentations?”