Pam, you are a rock star investigative journalist, that is highly respected by regulatory agencies throughout the state.
TFP did something correct for a change and hired you to fill Harry Austin's shoes. That will not be a problem for you. We are all so excited for you. Professionally, you have grown to amazing levels, your last big investigative piece "Saving Mary" brought me to tears. I think you are about the right thing, not right or left.
Best Wishes. The TFP is lucky to have you!!!!
Reasonable people are aware of the mass of corporate welfare that is impoverishing Chattanooga. Chattanooga currently has a poverty rate of 31 percent, up from 20 percent prior to VW.
The corporate welfare or PILOT agreements and crony scams that funnel our taxpayer funds to corporate welfare, are brought to you by the greatest corporate welfare agency in Chattanooga, the "Chamber of Commerce" recipient of $1 million a year of our local tax dollars. The Chamber writes the PILOT contracts to give our hard earned tax dollars to rich corporations.
Who elected the Chamber of Commerce or River City to have tax authority to exempt? Sadly, you city and county elected officials granted the Chamber of Commerce and River City this authority. That needs to stop.
I found it interesting that the city employees charged with making recommendations to the Industrial board for bond payments to VW had their adult children hired as managers at VW. Is this called conflict or interest, or cronyism, or just the normal standard in local government in East Tennessee?
Time Free Press Editorial Page Administrator, if you think the posts by Easy123 about GJuster's wife are OK, you are idiots.
People that post hatred from behind a veil of secrecy are major cowards.
Interesting,the people using their real names do not use profanity or sexually explicit commenting. The TFP tolerates it for some reason, or they have not reviewed the complaints from 4 people regarding posted laced with profanity.
How can a public utility that is the recipient of taxpayers bond issues in the amount $301 million justify giving funds away to other nonprofits. It should not the mission of EPB to become a political playa with River City CEO waste, or the Chamber of Commerce
Why did EPB think they could just give away $424,000 after EPB's bond rating fell due to dedt, 301 million. EPB's business practices are concerning.
EPB Pay back the $301 million owned to the city of Chattanooga in bond issues, then EPB feel free to buy political favor with the ratepayers money. I am sure your customers in other counties just love learning that their payment to EPB were not really needed, so EPB converted it charity for the Chamber of Commerce.
Farewell Harry Austin, this conservative will miss your wrong perspective. I did read your work everyday. Best of luck in your new life.
We are all using our real names and so there is nothing to expose, and filed complaints using our real names.
EASY cannot use threats and profanity in this manner, and hide behind user names.
In good company with 4 people that are not cowards, and use their real name.
The complaints made by many conservative posters that are not cowards, and use their real names, regarding Easy123 are valid complaints. If you are OK with threats and profanity, that is your problem. Judge it how you wish, but use your real name doing it.
There are now 4 people who have publicly complained using their real name, are we all thin skinned, I think not.
Timbo is correct, "there are some Conservatives on this page who believe in what they say enough to use their real names."
I think that this site is dominated by out of control liberals, because of the harassing behavior of Easy. It is harrassing, threatening, laced with profanity posts.
True. TFP already has a very active facebook commenting site. Very successful, and paid access would require some identity information.
If you cannot say it with your real name, then why say it at all.
See what I mean, posted for Tim Price and get a couple of cowards that hide behind user names. Fact is, if you cannot use your real name and hide behind childish names, then you are deceitful.
I bet Easy would have more mature dialogue with Tim, Greg, and others, if you used his real name. TFP uses facebook, as well.Easy does not post in a venue, he cannot hide his identify. What a coward.