05:15:52 pm on March 7, 2007 |
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Mark Niquette and Encarnacion Pyle
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
After learning that taxpayers have picked up the check for nearly $3.9 million in food costs at state-sponsored meetings during the past two years, Gov. Ted Strickland has halted the practice pending review.
Strickland ordered the Office of Budget and Management yesterday to examine food expenses at meetings, seminars and conferences hosted by state agencies, boards and commissions. He also wants a study of procedures and rules involving such food purchases.
The freeze, which is to run until April 5, affects spending at restaurants for gatherings involving official state business and payments to vendors that provide food at such meetings.Advertisements