Hamilton County Commission’s Defeat of 34-Cent Property Tax Increase Leaves Teachers with ‘Defeated Faces,’ Disappoints School Board Member’s Dog

  A split Hamilton County Commission voted 5-4 Wednesday against a 34-cent increase on property taxes for the school system, and one school board member reacted by saying his dog was disappointed in the outcome. Voting against were Greg Martin, Randy Fairbanks, Chester Bankston, Tim Boyd and Sabrena Smedley (pictured…

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Despite Perceived Ethical Problems, Hamilton County Commissioners Allowed to Use Taxpayer Money on Generous Meals

People in Hamilton County might not like it, but there are rules in place that allow county commissioners to spend generous sums of taxpayer money taking constituents out to eat. A local TV station, News Channel 9, seemed to demand a formal investigation into some of these expenditures, especially those…

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Hamilton County Commission Reportedly Treating Constituents to Meals with Taxpayer Money

Members of the Hamilton County commission reportedly spend a hefty chunk of taxpayer money treating their constituents to meals, according to the Chattanooga-based News Channel 9. District 4 Commissioner Warren Mackey, for instance, said he spent nearly $2,000 taking constituents out to meals, according to the station. “All of the…

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