Haney's best job description might be "government's landlord." Through a network of companies, many of which are difficult if not impossible to identify, Haney has used sophisticated tax-exempt financing, leasebacks and public-private partnerships to build a real estate empire throughout the Southeast, with state and federal government agencies as his biggest tenants.

And campaign contributions. Lots and lots of campaign contributions.

This is well worth a read to understand how things work in the Citizens United Era (We might consider reversing that Supreme Court decision, ASAP)

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Lost Medicaid Funding

To date, the failure to expand Medicaid / TennCare has cost the State of Tennessee ? in lost federal funding.