Sunday, January 16, 2011

Haslam's First Action is Self Serving and Disappointing

The first order of Governor Bill Haslam was to issue an Executive Order that strikes down an order that the Governor and his top aides are not required to report their income, only the sources. This is self serving as his income from his family owned Pilot Corp. and Pilot Travel Centers, LLC will never be revealed. Haslam during the campaign refused to disclose the information that all of his predecessors have disclosed. It is disappointing that Haslam in 2011 would move the Executive branch from an open and transparent government of the people, by the people and for the people to closed back room and secrecy. Read the News Sentinel's report, here.

You ask why does this matter? Because the income from Pilot Corporation and Pilot Travel Centers, LLC are from fuel, cigarettes, beer and lottery tickets. All regulated by the state which he is the Executive.

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