Haslam administration slow to share economic incentives for development deal

Why is the Haslam administration so hush-hush on how much in economic incentive dollars it is giving to companies? In a case that Knoxville News Sentinel Editor Jack McElroy uses Continue Reading

New accounting standard to require governments to disclose cost of tax breaks

The Governmental Accounting Standards Board approved a new rule on Monday that requires governments to include in financial statements the value of tax abatements given to companies to spur economic development starting next Continue Reading

Judge denies open records lawsuit against Haslam

By ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press A tax attorney who sued for the release of records from Gov. Bill Haslam’s administration related to a $350,000 analysis of business tax collections in Tennessee Continue Reading

TVA denies News Sentinel appeal to release incentives for auto-parts maker

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that TVA has rejected the newspaper’s appeal to reveal the incentives given to a South Korean company to expand its auto-parts manufacturing plant in Clinton. Continue Reading

News Sentinel: Congressman blasts TVA for refusing to disclose subsidies

TVA’s refusal to release how much it gave a South Korean auto parts maker in economic subsidies to locate in Clinton, Tennessee, has drawn fire from a congressman. The Knoxville News Continue Reading