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Some 3,000 Memphis area voters’ ballots in the Aug. 2 primary were not counted because of “poor judgement and mistakes” by the Shelby County Election Commission, the state Comptroller’s office concluded in a report released today. The review found that those Memphis voters were given the wrong ballots because election officials were slow to redraw […]

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Press Release from Comptroller Justin Wilson; Oct. 1, 2012:  The Comptroller released today an audit of the state Board of Parole that found, at a minimum, annual arrest checks were completed on behalf of 82 parolees who had been dead for varying lengths of time, ranging from less than six months to more than 19 […]

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Press release from Comptroller of the Treasury Justin Wilson; July 11, 2012:  A lack of proper safeguards led to missing money and drugs seized by two anti-crime task forces run by law enforcement officers in Wilson County, an investigation involving the Comptroller’s Division of Local Government Audit has revealed. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) […]

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Press release from the Office of the Comptroller of Tennessee; May 17, 2012: Implementation of the Complete College Act of 2010 is going well, although there are steps that should be taken to improve the process, according to a report released today by the Comptroller’s Division of State Audit. Auditors examined the efforts of the […]

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Commentary from Comptroller Justin P. Wilson;  May 8, 2012:  New Law Clarifies and Strengthens a Valuable Economic Development Tool During the legislative session that recently ended, job creation was one of the major themes. Early in the session and with little fanfare, lawmakers approved legislation that has the potential to create many new jobs in […]

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Press release from Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury; Jan. 26, 2012: Investigation Finds Issues Regarding Operations of the Metro Nashville County Clerk’s Office The Metropolitan Nashville Davidson County Office of the County Clerk repeatedly collected improper fees from citizens, made an improper payment from funds maintained by the office, and engaged in poor payroll record-keeping, an investigation by […]

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Statement from Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury, Justin P. Wilson, Jan. 24, 2012: Section 3-7-103(d)(1), Tennessee Code Annotated, directs the Comptroller to make quarterly reports to the Fiscal Review Committee concerning the state’s fiscal affairs. In this report, we provide a global look at the fiscal affairs, and in future reports, we plan to delve […]

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Gov. Bill Haslam said Monday the best reaction to a comptroller’s report widely seen as critical of former Department of Revenue Commissioner Reagan Farr is to establish clearly defined procedures for tax variances granted by the commissioner. “I just got a copy and read it over the weekend,” Haslam said of the report (pdf). “For […]

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Press Release from Comptroller Justin Wilson; Jan. 6 2011: A former employee for the Town of Mason pleaded guilty this week in Tipton County Criminal Court to theft, fraud and misconduct charges. Arnita Mitchell was indicted on several felony charges in 2009 after an investigation by the state Comptroller’s office uncovered an embezzlement scheme that […]

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Auditors this month finally wrapped up the final two accounting elements required to finish out the budget year, an exercise that was supposed to have been competed in March.

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State of Tennessee Press Release; Aug. 26, 2010: Marion County’s former administrator of elections ordered more than 100 warrants issued on behalf of individuals who had not performed work for the local election office, an investigation by the Comptroller’s Division of County Audit has concluded. The investigation was conducted with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation […]

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Press Release from Office of Tennessee Comptroller Justin P. Wilson, July 22, 2010: Comptroller Justin P. Wilson introduced Joshua Helton as the state’s new small business advocate at an event in Kingsport Thursday morning. Comptroller Wilson joined House Republican Leader Jason Mumpower and Rep. Tony Shipley at the grand opening ceremony for Shipley’s new district […]

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