Aug 24 2007
02:05 pm

Your penance is...

Don't do it again?

A company car is usually supposed to be for company business. If you have access to one and use it for personal business, it becomes compensation. There are IRS implications when we start talking about compensation, as in "you pay income tax on it."

When the "company" is Roane County Government, the citizens of the County have a right to expect that somebody is paying close attention to where the money goes. Vehicles cost money for every mile they are driven. When someone drives a County vehicle to his child's ballgame, they are spending your tax money. If they went two miles, they spent about a dollar of your tax money. If they went to Knoxville...Well you get the idea.

So why don't the folks responsible for watching your tax money tighten up?

Damone Lawrence has the line of the week:

Asking the Roane County Commission's personnel committee if a countywide vehicle-use policy is needed was like asking a group of first-graders if they wanted to give up recess.

Lost Medicaid Funding

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