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 [...]
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.Read More →
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.Read More →
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.Read More →
Halloween is fast approaching, and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation officials want to boost morale by teaching workers to carve jack-o’-lanterns.Read More →
Tennessee’s reputation as a place where fraud and abuse in government run rampant has reached my hometown in Louisiana, and, because of it, my scamp cousin Clyde, the con artist, wants to live here.Read More →