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Oink! 2014 Tennessee pork report documents $609M in taxpayer waste

By   /  June 26, 2014  /  News, Tennessee  /  No Comments

2014 Tennessee Pork Report

By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog NASHVILLE — Tennessee officials wasted $609 million in taxpayer money last year, according to the 2014 Tennessee Pork Report, which a free market think tank released Wednesday. The Beacon Center of Tennessee releases the annual report every summer. Beacon President Justin Owen said this year’s report reveals the highest amount […]

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Memphis officials AWOL on questions about taxpayer-financed retail project

By   /  November 1, 2013  /  News, Tennessee  /  No Comments

PYRAMID MEMPHIS SKYLINE

By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog

MEMPHIS — Where is Tennessee Watchdog supposed to get answers about a project that allows Memphis officials to spend $30 million of taxpayer money to convert the Memphis Pyramid into a Bass Pro Shops store?

They are mighty hard to come by.

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Memphis officials AWOL on questions about taxpayer-financed retail project

By   /  October 31, 2013  /  News, Tennessee, Tennessee Watchdog  /  Comments Off on Memphis officials AWOL on questions about taxpayer-financed retail project

By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog MEMPHIS — Where is Tennessee Watchdog supposed to get answers about a project that allows Memphis officials to spend $30 million of taxpayer money to convert the Memphis Pyramid into a Bass Pro Shops store? They are mighty hard to come by. Bass Pro officials have previously said nothing about the project, […]

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Tourism taxes fund new Bass Pro in Memphis Pyramid

By   /  July 24, 2013  /  News, Tennessee  /  1 Comment

LARGESS: Bass Pro Shops received $1.3 billion in local and state assistance during a 15-year period.

Part 5 of 6 in the series Memphis Pyramid By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog MEMPHIS — The next time you stay overnight in Memphis remember the hotel taxes you paid are helping the Bass Pro Corp. renovate the city-owned Pyramid into a megastore/resort. Memphis City Council member Harold Collins wants city residents to relax since […]

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Go fish: Memphis official ‘not authorized’ to discuss costly Pyramid project

By   /  July 22, 2013  /  News, Tennessee, Tennessee Watchdog, Uncategorized  /  Comments Off on Go fish: Memphis official ‘not authorized’ to discuss costly Pyramid project

Part 4 of 4 in the series Memphis Pyramid By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog MEMPHIS — The Bass Pro Shops Corp. will accept $30 million of your taxpayer money to convert the Memphis Pyramid into a megastore and resort, but it will not answer Tennessee Watchdog’s questions about the arrangement. Instead, as Tennessee Watchdog previously reported, company spokeswoman Katie Mitchell directed any and […]

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Go fish: Memphis official ‘not authorized’ to discuss costly Pyramid project

By   /  July 22, 2013  /  News, Tennessee  /  No Comments

LARGESS: Bass Pro Shops received $1.3 billion in local and state assistance during a 15-year period.

The Bass Pro Shops Corp. will accept $30 million of your taxpayer money to convert the Memphis Pyramid into a megastore and resort, but it will not answer Tennessee Watchdog’s questions about the arrangement.

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