Republican Ohio Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor says her office has made some of the changes recommended in an Inspector General's report that said a former top aide got paid after claiming that traveling to salon appointments was work.
Taylor says her office already began requiring supervisory approval for employee timesheets. The IG reviewed work records for Laura Johnson, Taylor's former chief of staff, and Johnson's administrative assistant. Both have resigned. The IG recommended Taylor consider paying employees from a lieutenant governor's budget, not the Ohio Department of Insurance that she directs. Taylor says the recommendation would require legislative authority.