March 31, 2015
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio legislative panel has rejected
Miami University's plan to spend $167,000 on office chairs after
learning officials picked the priciest ones available.
The 333 Aeron-brand chairs cost $522 each.
The Controlling Board, a panel of lawmakers that oversees state
spending, voted 6-1 Monday against what normally would be a routine
request. Board members say they were dissatisfied with an
architect's explanation for why staff and faculty needed the
A spokeswoman for the Oxford school didn't immediately respond
to a request for comment.
Jay Hottinger, a Republican from Newark, was one of the
lawmakers who opposed Miami's request. He reminded his colleagues
on the panel that they were sitting in $2,000 leather chairs.
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