Audit: Taxpayer-funded Memphis housing project has dangerous safety hazards

By   /  October 20, 2014  /  News, Tennessee, Tennessee Watchdog  /  No Comments

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Taxpayers evidently aren’t getting their money’s worth out of a U.S. Housing and Urban Development-funded housing project in Memphis, a long-troubled one, which, according to federal auditors, has many dangerous safety violations.

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$1.7 million in taxpayer bucks supposed to fix youth violence in Memphis

By   /  October 17, 2014  /  News, Tennessee, Tennessee Watchdog  /  No Comments

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By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog
NASHVILLE — This time next year, there’s a chance you’ll think of Memphis as a safe, happy, crime-free place. For that, you can thank the federal government.
The federal departments of education and justice have announced they are sending a combined $1.7 million in taxpayer money to combat youth violence in the [...]

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Investors hold ‘worthless paper’ after feds seize billions in private dollars

By   /  October 15, 2014  /  News, Tennessee, Tennessee Watchdog  /  No Comments

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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have essentially paid back the $187 billion U.S. taxpayers loaned them after the economy tanked in 2008, but the feds are still seizing all of their profits.

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Senate housing bill would damage 20 percent of the U.S. economy, finance experts warn

By   /  October 13, 2014  /  News, Tennessee, Tennessee Watchdog  /  No Comments

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Tennessee U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, a Republican, is pushing for legislation creating a federal entity to regulate the housing market, six years after the government’s subprime loans nearly tanked the U.S. economy.

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TN colleges may be giving loans to undeserving students

By   /  October 10, 2014  /  News, Tennessee, Tennessee Watchdog  /  No Comments

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Financial aid workers at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville might have given college loans to students who didn’t deserve them, according to an audit by state Comptroller Justin Wilson.

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TN workers take break from regulating business by carving jack o’ lanterns

By   /  October 9, 2014  /  News, Tennessee, Tennessee Watchdog  /  No Comments

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Halloween is fast approaching, and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation officials want to boost morale by teaching workers to carve jack-o’-lanterns.

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