Wamp Junior even considering a run for elected office is beyond the pale and shows what a sheltered and out of touch existence he leads. This is off-the-charts arrogance that results from bad parenting and living a life of privilege. The thought of someone with a silver spoon and not a single accomplishment in life, regardless of party affiliation, acting as a government representative for millions of citizens should make every American's blood boil. Only a fool would support a Wamp Junior ticket. Wamp Senior was a below average Rep w few good ideas and little to show for his service except a nice pension and health benefits. Wamp Junior would be even worse. Again, the arrogance is off the chart. Shame on this kid and shame on his family.
Is it possible to determine if someone was murdered after their body has been exposed to the elements for 7 months (including a hot summer)?
Good reporting. Yet another example of public servants/employees wasting taxpayer dollars and getting paid well for not working. These entitled public servants seem to be uncovered on a weekly occurrence in metro-Chattanooga. It's just the tip of the iceberg. Rampant cronyism and providing jobs for unqualified, unprofessional friends and family has ruined local and state government in this region.
Great work in catching these clowns! Kudos to the investigators in the Chattanooga Police Department!
Ummm, the article says the CEO gave his own company poor grades for nuclear performance, but the chief nuclear officer received a 5.2% pay increase. How does that make sense? A nice follow-up article might be why the chief nuclear officer did not receive a pay cut. The article also fails to mention any specifics on the goals that were exceeded to warrant the bonuses. That information would be interesting. It also would be interesting if the reporters could do some research to compare the number of employees at other utilities to the amount at TVA...obviously TVA covers a lot of turf, but 12,893 employees seems like a lot, especially since all of the power is distributed through local utilities like EPB.
The article states: "The array, installed by Tennessee Solar Solutions, cost a total of $135,000. The Tennessee Solar Institute paid for 36 percent of that. Another 30 percent of total costs were covered by federal grants, leaving about $45,000 for Hayward." So, state and federal taxpayers paid 67% percent of the cost. This is fine in small doses to promote some innovative technology, but in large doses this would bankrupt the state and country.
Ah, how nice it must be to be in the 0.1 percent!
America needs to do a better job taking care of the mentally ill. Approximately 25-30 percent of homeless people suffer from mental illness and are unable to care for themselves. These people are the most helpless of the helpless yet are ignored and incorrectly characterized as drug or alcohol abusers. We can do better.
@redbirds1 said: "i'm guessing you've never paid a utility bill to a privatized company such as TVA? Your utilities would immediately double... that's no exaggeration either."
Actually, that's completely inaccurate and a huge exaggeration. The rates charged by nearly all southern and midwest utilities are lower than TVA's rates. Privatization would lower TVA's rates, but they have a huge albatross hanging around their neck...billions in debt from misspent monies in the 1980s...so, there are only a handful of companies that could buy them outright. More likely, their assets would need to be gradually divested to neighboring utilities.