Last week marked one year since Dave Yost took the oath of office to serve as Ohio’s attorney general, pledging to protect the unprotected, and fight for justice and equal treatment under the law.
Here is a review of some of the first-year accomplishments from Yost’s administration:
· Rethinking the Opioid Battle: Yost rolled out two scientific initiatives in the fight against drug addiction, and led a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general in urging Congress to permanently classify fentanyl-related substances as Schedule I drugs.
· Protecting Consumers: Yost filed numerous lawsuits against bad actors, and launched an online tool for consumers to avoid hiring “bad apple” contractors.
· Battling Human Trafficking: Yost hosted an inaugural human trafficking summit earlier this month, and has worked with law enforcement agencies to conduct undercover human trafficking stings.
· Supporting Law Enforcement: Last year, the Attorney General’s Office awarded more than $2.7 million to 324 police agencies across Ohio to purchase body armor vests, and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation assisted with crime lab testing for local law enforcement agencies.