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By Chris Butler | Watchdog.org | Jun 03, 2015 5:00 AM
By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog Eleven-year-old Chandler Crawford of Memphis needed just two days and her artistic wit to develop her vision for a Tennessee logo. You might even prefer it over the state’s official version. Two hundred miles away, officials at 23 state agencies in Nashville needed nine-months, $46,000 and a top-level firm to come up with a [...]
By Chris Butler | Watchdog.org | Jun 01, 2015 5:00 AM
By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog NASHVILLE — The Tennessee General Assembly had nothing to do with creating or approving a controversial new state logo that cost taxpayers $46,000, state Rep. Andy Holt, R-Dresden, says. But Holt acting now, asking Tennessee Attorney General Herb Slattery to issue an opinion on whether the logo is even legally eligible for its own [...]
By Chris Butler | Watchdog.org | May 27, 2015 1:24 PM | 1.2K
Tennessee has eight graphic artists and designers costing taxpayers a yearly sum of $293,000, state records show, yet officials paid a private firm $46,000 to create a new state logo.
By Chris Butler | Watchdog.org | May 25, 2015 5:00 AM
Some taxpayers in Tennessee saw the new official state logo and said they cackled with laughter. Others took to social media to vent their anger after learning state officials paid $46,000 for a Nashville-based firm to create a new state logo they say a 5-year-old could design.
By Chris Butler | Watchdog.org | May 22, 2015 5:00 AM
The same Washington, D.C., law firm that has campaigned in Tennessee in favor of Medicaid expansion has a history representing the like-minded MoveOn.org.
By Chris Butler | Watchdog.org | May 20, 2015 5:00 AM
possible new logo for the state of Tennessee — bright red and white with a simplistic design — could cost taxpayers a lot of money and state employees a lot of time.
By Chris Butler | Watchdog.org | May 13, 2015 5:00 AM
Bass Pro Shops founder John Morris had a grand idea. He wanted to convert the iconic Memphis Pyramid — neglected and long-abandoned — into another one of his retail stores.
By Chris Butler | Watchdog.org | May 08, 2015 5:00 AM
In Memphis, stories circulate about kindergarten students tutoring their older siblings, some of whom, the rumors go, are in fifth grade.
By Chris Butler | Watchdog.org | May 05, 2015 5:00 AM
Good news, those of you Chattanooga residents with a child in a school's free and reduced lunch program: Mayor Andy Berke wants to slash your monthly Internet subscription costs by half. That is, as long as you're a subscriber to Chattanooga’s government-owned Internet.
By Amelia Hamilton | Watchdog.org | May 01, 2015 9:00 AM
The Memphis Area Home Education Association ensures that their local home-school students have the same athletic and social opportunities as public students.