Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Disclosing Real Conflicts

Tennessee law requires public officials to disclose all kinds of information when they run for office. However, one of the most glaring potential conflicts of interest that might exist doesn't have to be disclosed anywhere or in any fashion:

Tennessee (and many other States) have some rediculous disclosure laws which require candidates to make public information about themselves which often has no bearing on their ability to do the job for which they are seeking election. However, disclosing property deals in which a public official might be involved can be a glaring conflict of interest when that official might make an arrangement that could benefit them personally or in their business interests. Tennessee needs a law which requires local and State officials to disclose LLCs which they belong to which deal in property that is rented or sold to State, county, or municipal government. Tennesseans have a right to know if public officials are entering into agreements which might benefit those officials.

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At Tuesday, October 20, 2009 5:40:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What we really need is a law requiring our State Representatives to disclose all the children they have fathered.

Then, Rep. Niceley would have to come clean with the voters about his philandering and illegitimate kid.

Right, Dave?!


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