Audit: Controversial Greenbelt Program Misused in Johnson County

A controversial tax break program, known as Greenbelt, reportedly known to help the wealthy but hurt people of more modest incomes, is the subject of an audit Tennessee Comptrollers released Thursday. State officials enacted Greenbelt laws to help Tennesseans hold on to their farms. The Greenbelt tax breaks kick in for…

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Audit: Johnson County School Officials Used Resources for Personal Gain

Johnson County School System employees used taxpayer-funded resources no one else had to benefit themselves, according to an audit the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office released Wednesday. “Management allowed employees at the school department’s transportation garage to use the facility to work on their personal vehicles and other vehicles for personal gain,”…

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The Would-Be ‘State of Franklin’ That Never Officially Existed

The United States Constitution does, of course, contain guidelines as to how a territory may enter the Union as a full-fledged state on an equal footing with all previously-existing states.  The last time that any new states were added to the United States was in the year 1959 when Alaska…

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