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

By   /  June 26, 2014  /  Fraud, 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 of taxpayer waste [...]

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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  /  Government Waste, Memphis, Misuse of funds, News, Tennessee, Tennessee Watchdog  /  Comments Off

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, although that might [...]

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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 out-of-towners will pay [...]

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

By   /  July 22, 2013  /  Government Waste, Memphis, Memphis/Shelby County Government, News, Tennessee, Tennessee Watchdog, Uncategorized  /  Comments Off

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 all questions to Robert [...]

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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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