Thursday, January 30, 2014
Double-Secret Government in Tennessee?
Don't ask me about my business."
Questions for Gov. Haslam via
Speak to Power
It would be unremarkable if this were the first time Haslam claimed special privileges to cloak his office’s doings from the public, but it’s not.
Today’s snub to transparency is part of a much larger pattern of secrecy —
secretive relationships with high-powered lobbyists
preference for secret tax deals with big corporations
hiding his tax returns
executive order to hide his income
hidden loans to business partners
secret pay raises for his department chiefs
secret political slush funds
The closed-door meetings with old business partners who suddenly win no-bid contracts, the constant special interest dealing and unprecedented secrecy have wholly undermine his credibility with anyone paying attention to his actions.
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