State Auditor Faber checks in with local governments

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ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Auditor of State, Keith Faber met this morning with Zanesville Mayor Jeff Tilton, to discuss the Auditor’s Office, Ohio in general and more.

Faber said they are trying to figure out how they can help out local businesses, towns, and more. He said transparency is extremely important, and wants to get around the state and meet the local officials his office works with.

“We are here just meeting with our constituent groups, we met with the mayor of Somerset, and now we are meeting with the mayor of Zanesville. We are going to go at lunch and meet with some of your business community, just talking about the Auditor’s Office, talk about Ohio talking about trying to make things more effective and transparent in Government. Our office, the State Auditor’s Office, we don’t audit individuals, we don’t audit businesses, we don’t collect taxes. We audit the 6,000 entities in Ohio that spend your tax dollars,” said Faber.

Faber said most people in the government are hardworking and transparent, but their job is to watch for those that are cheating the system.

“Most people in government are honest, hardworking and transparent. A very small percentage of them cause problems and one of the ways that we keep those numbers so small, is because you’ve got the State Auditor’s office and other entities around Ohio watching over their shoulders. We come in every year and look over their books and records and make sure that they are following the law. Make sure that they are doing what they are supposed to do,” said Faber.

Faber said If you see any first responders or military today, be sure to thank them. He added we all need to come together as one, put the differences aside, and be Americans.