Yes up2....I think that there just is more to the story and that the Courier should level the playing field by not just cherry picking one Board or Authority to put under the microscope but rather but them all under it.
A year and a half ago, John Spradley posted links to the LCDA AMEX statemeents. There appeared to me to be a lot of waste exposed there - i.e., far overpaying for lodging; possible "shack-up" rendezvous; high-cost meals/beverages, etc. See:
But I agree with Jimmy and up2. In light of the recent revelations of extreme waste, fraud, and abuse at the national level, it is incumbent upon the TAXPAYERS to demand accountability and transparency. We have no idea what these people are doing with our money.
The Courier should dig, dig, dig....
...and here's what happens when the PEOPLE - and the press - don't follow up on abuses. We've had this IRS "scandal" ongoing for awhile now and the President has pledged to "get to the bottom of it" and the head of the FBI has testified before Congress (which was more of Baghdad Bob than anything else), and now we find out that - as of two days ago - NOT A SINGLE TEA PARTY GROUP HAS YET BEEN CONTACTED in the ongoing "investigation" by the FBI:
"Investigation?" It looks more like "white-washing" - probably orchestrated by the folks in the White House. So yes - there is a hell of a lot more to the horrific abuses ongoing at all levels of government in this country.
WE THE PEOPLE just have to keep howling until we get some answers.
Not sure but I think I remember Ms Hipps pointing out that the amount of money spent on travel ranked second highest in the entire state.
Whatever difference that might have made.
It would be nice to see more stories about the cost of all of the departments which spend public money.