Tennessee Judicial Conduct Board dismisses complaint against justice

By   /  September 16, 2014  /  News, Tennessee, Tennessee Watchdog  /  No Comments

judges (1)

By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog
NASHVILLE — The state Board of Judicial Conduct has dismissed an activist’s complaint that Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Gary Wade didn’t abide by the very judicial conduct rules he helped create.
“Both disciplinary counsel and the investigative panel investigated and considered your complaint very seriously and felt it raised an area of [...]

Read More →

In Nashville, taxpayers pay for ‘art’ few people want to look at

By   /  September 15, 2014  /  Commentary, Tennessee  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy Nashville Metro Arts Commission

Let’s try making sense of this, shall we? Nashville officials offer subsidized housing to local artists on the pretense it’s the only way to keep artisans in the city.

Read More →

Election monitor argues strict photo ID laws won’t oppress transgender voters

By   /  September 12, 2014  /  Alabama, Elections, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, National, News, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

AP file photo

A voter integrity watchdog says a study arguing transgender voters could be disenfranchised by strict voter ID laws is overblown.

Read More →

School bookkeeper accused of stealing nearly $16,000 from high school students

By   /  September 12, 2014  /  News, Tennessee, Tennessee Watchdog  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of Flickr

A Rutherford County School District employee allegedly stole nearly $16,000 from high school students who, for academic reasons, needed that money for night school tuition, according to a state comptroller’s audit released Thursday.

Read More →

Taxpayer-financed art project resembles intestinal tract, critic says

By   /  September 11, 2014  /  News, Tennessee, Tennessee Watchdog  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy Nashville Metro Arts Commission.

Nashville taxpayers are paying two Seattle-based artists $350,000 to create a sculpture at Nashville’s West Riverfront Park that supposedly symbolizes the meandering Cumberland River.

Read More →

TN employee accused of taking money from prisoners’ trust funds, audit says

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

Photo courtesy of Flickr.

A former Tennessee government is accused of taking more than $216,000 from prison inmates.

Read More →