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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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Top state auditor Justin Wilson says the state’s process for hiring and firing state employees is “fundamentally flawed.” Haslam says his plan to overhaul the system will get the state closer to working like a business.

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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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Tennessee’s finances may not be perfect, but they’re in “good, sound fiscal condition,” according to the state’s top auditor. “Let’s not mess it up,” Comptroller Justin Wilson told members of the House Finance, Ways and Means Committee this week. “To keep in really good shape, the state needs to continue to reduce expenses, and the […]

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A top state finance official calling for a rewrite of the state’s formula for funding schools says he’s unsure whether the current recipe doles out taxpayer dollars fairly. Comptroller Justin Wilson last week asked for a revision of the state’s Basic Education Program, telling leaders of the state Education Department and legislative education committees there […]

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Press Release from Sen. Biran Kelsey, R-Germantown; Dec. 7, 2011: Kelsey Bill Aims to Reduce Local Debt (NASHVILLE, TN) December 7, 2011 – State Senator Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown) introduced a bill today to help reduce local government debt. Senate Bill 2158 requires counties and cities carrying debt in an amount larger than 10 percent of […]

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Former Gov. Phil Bredesen said a report critical of the tax variances awarded by former Revenue Commissioner Reagan Farr was motivated by politics. Bredesen made the comments following a discussion Tuesday with students at the University of the South in Sewanee.

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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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Email from Tennessee Comptroller Executive Assistant Jason Mumpower to Members of the Tennessee General Assembly, Oct. 3, 2011: Honorable Senators and Representatives: On behalf of Comptroller Justin P. Wilson, Treasurer David Lillard and Secretary of State Tre Hargett I am writing to share the good news we have received from the various rating agencies in […]

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Press Release from the House and Senate Speakers’ Offices, Aug. 17, 2011: (NASHVILLE, TN), August 18, 2011 — The Chairmen of the Senate and House Finance Committees, Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey (R-Blountville) and House Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) today congratulated the state’s Funding Board for their accuracy in estimating Tennessee’s incoming revenue for fiscal year […]

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Volunteer State Comptroller Justin Wilson implored elected officials attending the Southern Legislative Conference in Memphis to understand the ramifications of mounting public debt. Too often, he said, officials don’t fully grasp the financial arrangements they approve in the taxpayer’s name.

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Press Release from State of Tennessee; April 15, 2011: Based on some encouraging economic signs, the Tennessee State Funding Board is projecting modest growth in state revenues for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. On Friday, the board estimated that overall state revenues will grow between 3.10 and 3.35 percent for the 2011-2012 fiscal year, which begins […]

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