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By Chris Butler | Watchdog.org | Sep 02, 2015 12:34 PM | 30
Crockett County’s former school technology director allegedly took kickbacks in exchange for steering more than $1 million in school business to his former private sector employer, according to a Tennessee Comptroller’s audit released Wednesday.
By Chris Butler | Watchdog.org | Sep 02, 2015 5:00 AM | 57
Anybody traveling through Columbia, Tenn. now pays a whopping 20 percent hotel tax, and the local politicians responsible for this evidently never had a specific plan for what to do with all that extra money.
By Chris Butler | Watchdog.org | Aug 31, 2015 5:00 AM | 110
In Tennessee you have the right to inspect public records for free but you do not have the right to photograph these records with an iPhone or any other camera, for that matter.
By Chris Butler | Watchdog.org | Aug 26, 2015 5:33 PM | 17
A Nashville couple filed a lawsuit Wednesday against a recently enacted city ordinance they say restricts their rights to rent out their home short term to out-of-town visitors through Airbnb.com.
By Chris Butler | Watchdog.org | Aug 24, 2015 5:00 AM | 162
Traveling 170 miles by plane — as opposed to an automobile — just to deliver a brief speech and pose for photographs is a good gig, if you have the means. Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau did just that this week, according to a state memo.
By Chris Butler | Watchdog.org | Aug 20, 2015 5:00 AM | 129
Tennessee officials say they may charge people merely to look at public records, raising concerns about public access.
By Chris Butler | Watchdog.org | Aug 18, 2015 5:00 AM | 46
Several Dyersburg city employees are more than six months late paying their property taxes according to an audit that Tennessee Comptroller Justin Wilson released last week, which emphasized city employees must set a better example.
By Chris Butler | Watchdog.org | Aug 17, 2015 5:00 AM | 111
Depending on who provides your power in Tennessee and your political persuasions, you may be out of luck: most cooperatives donate thousands of dollars to state legislative candidates.
By Chris Butler | Watchdog.org | Aug 14, 2015 5:00 AM | 38
The former child nutrition director for the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System allegedly steered nearly $75,000 in food vending contracts to her husband’s place of business, according to an audit Tennessee Comptroller Justin Wilson released Thursday.
By Chris Butler | Watchdog.org | Aug 10, 2015 9:02 AM | 46
By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog Officials in Cleveland, Tennessee, want their city’s public utility department to offer Internet service, but one city council member says there are no guarantees the plan will stay within its projected $45 million costs. City Council member Bill Estes, one of seven council members expected to vote unanimously Monday night in favor [...]


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