No tax-supported entity should get secrecy in spending

A shadowy situation has emerged in Chattanooga with an organization that manages millions of taxpayer dollars with no transparency and such a surprising disregard for accountability that one wonders what Continue Reading

Chattanooga lawmaker scolds Hamilton County commissioners for secret attempt to change law

State Sen. Todd Gardenhire, R-Chattanooga, pulled his bill, S.B. 1911, from consideration in a Senate committee Tuesday, saying the Hamilton County Commission had asked him and others in the Hamilton Continue Reading

Sneaky Six in Chattanooga carry on troubling tradition of Hamilton County Commission

Is it open, transparent government when six Hamilton County commissioners, after weeks of public meetings where they and the public heard detailed budget requests, vote to give themselves $100,000 each out of Continue Reading

Hamilton County commissioners send secret letter for more power to set their own pay

Eight of the nine Hamilton County commissioners appeared to have gone to great lengths to avoid talking in public about a bill that they asked their local state lawmaker delegation Continue Reading

Hamilton County commissioner says “Sunshine law stinks”

During a public meeting yesterday, Hamilton County commissioners took aim at the requirement in the state’s Open Meetings Act, sometimes referred to as the sunshine law, that formation of public Continue Reading