2010-03-20 / News

Schaffer named a ‘Watchdog of the Treasury’ for third time

COLUMBUS — State Senator Tim Schaffer (R- Lancaster) was recently named a “Watchdog of the Treasury” by the United Conservatives of Ohio (UCO) for his dedication to fiscal responsibility and strong conservative voting record during the 127th General Assembly.

During his time in the Ohio General Assembly, Senator Schaffer has long supported public policy that keeps taxes low and encourages economic development and job creation. He voted “no” on using billions of dollars in one-time funds to balance the state budget and the Governor’s income tax increase. In addition, Schaffer has sponsored legislation that would require the State Auditor to perform performance audits of certain regulatory agencies and departments in order to ensure they are promoting common sense business regulations and using tax dollars efficiently.

“In these challenging times, state government cannot continue to ask for more and more from Ohioans in the form of higher fees and taxes,” Schaffer said. “I am honored to receive this award and pledge to continue efforts that make government live within its means and protect taxpayer dollars.”

The UCO advocates for public policy that promotes free enterprise, low taxes and greater efficiency in government. This award, which is given on a biennial basis, is the third Watchdog of the Treasury that Senator Schaffer has won during his tenure in the Ohio General Assembly.

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