Topic: Tennessee Attorney General
Nashville, TN – A new investigative report from the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury reveals that a former administrative services assistant with the Tennessee State Museum took $61,892.04 in taxpayer money.
The Comptroller’s Office worked with the chief investigator from the Office of the Tennessee Attorney General to complete its investigation.
In February 2014 investigators began to identify a cash shortage created by the former administrative services assistant. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts
Nashville, TN – Since January 11th, Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) has helped more than 7,000 families avoid foreclosure through our Keep My Tennessee Home program, funded by the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Hardest Hit Fund.
We are proud that our program has enabled Tennessee to be among the most aggressive states in putting these funds to work on behalf of eligible households. I want to let you know that the funds awarded to Tennessee have been almost fully committed.
We are closing the program August 31st but for cases eligible under a separate, related fund provided by the National Mortgage Settlement.
Tennessee Consumer Affairs, Attorney General Alerts Tennesseans to Potential Propane Price Gouging During State of Emergency
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper and Deputy Commissioner for Tennessee Commerce and Insurance and Acting Consumer Affairs Director Steve Majchrzak are asking all Tennesseans to be alert to potential price gouging on propane during the State of Emergency.
Some individuals may take advantage of consumers by unreasonably or excessively hiking the prices they charge for propane. This illegal practice is called price gouging. «Read the rest of this article»
Consumer Affairs mediates disputes between businesses and consumers and helps both parties find agreeable financial resolutions.
The diligent work of Consumer Affairs specialists allowed the Division to double the amount of restitution returned to consumers from past years. «Read the rest of this article»
Update detailing the first session of the 108th Tennessee General Assembly
Nashville, TN – Eligibility of military dependents for the Hope Lottery Scholarship remains unresolved.
House Bill 427/Senate Bill 57, filed by Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) and Senator Mark Green (R-Clarksville) was not heard in the House Finance Subcommittee this session. For the third year in a row, the subcommittee did not approve funding this important legislation for military dependents due to budget restraints. The cost of the funding to address an inequity in the eligibility requirements for military dependents is $364,000.
Tennessee Housing Development Agency announces Emergency Solutions Grant for the City of Clarksville
Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) is the sponsor of House Bill 0422 (Senate Bill 493), which would expedite issuance of certain professional licenses and temporarily extend certain licenses for active duty personnel that were deployed when their licenses came due for renewal cleared two committees this week.
“The bill provides a clear process for professional license renewal when our active duty military personnel are deployed at the time of that renewal,” Pitts said. The bill will be heard on the House Floor on Monday, March 11th.
Eligibility Broadened, Funding Increased
Nashville, TN – A program that has helped thousands already is broadening its limits to make an even greater impact.
Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) administers the federal foreclosure prevention program in Tennessee under the name Keep My Tennessee Home. Answering simple questions at www.KeepMyTNHome.org establishes eligibility. The program is designed for homeowners who have lost 30% or more of their income.
Over 2,400 Tennessee households have received financial assistance since the program began in January 2011. «Read the rest of this article»
Mayor Carolyn Bowers confronted questions surrounding a conflict of interest at the Regional Airport Authority, specifically those surrounding local architect Jerry Clark, and his daughter-in-law, in a Saturday radio interview on 1400 WJZM. In an extensive interview on “Clarksville in Review”, Bowers explained what happened during a meeting with Clark, Mayor Kim McMillan and Erinne Hester, who is the County’s Accounts and Budget director.
On October 10th, a meeting was called by Bowers to discuss potential “conflict of interest” issues related to The County Purchasing Act of 1957. It basically states that anyone wanting to do business with the county, could not serve on any boards or commissions within county government. Jerry Clark was a member of the Airport Authority and his architectural firm has and wishes to continue to do business with the county, which is all perfectly legal, and so far, there’s been no report of mis-management or wrongdoing. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan has selected Jennifer Rawls as the new Director of Communications and Public Information Officer.
“Jennifer brings a unique skill set to the job,” Mayor McMillan said. “She’s an attorney, she has led a State agency and she has great communication skills. I think she’s going to be an asset to our office and to Clarksville.” «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Mayor Kim McMillan has announced that Jennifer Rawls, former Executive Director of the Tennessee Economic Council on Women, will be the new Director of Communications for the city of Clarksville.
Rawls is expected to start her new job on Monday, November 21st. «Read the rest of this article»
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