Archive for April, 2010

Line of Duty Disability, Who Makes the Decision?

Monday, April 26th, 2010

In my investigation of local pension systems I was intrigued by the provisions of the pension resolutions concerning disability. There are two types of disability provisions and of course different pension payments (more…)

Kriner Cash and his Memo leaving out $12.5 million

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

┬áThe more I dig into the details of the Memphis City Schools and Shelby County Schools, the more I realize that we can no longer afford the system as it is now structured. I will say that the Shelby County School system is (more…)

Legal and Lobbying Costs at the Med

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Recently we published a report on the monthly fees paid to Harold Ford Sr. for lobbying work done for the Med which started out a $10,000 per month and is currently at $7500 per month.

Then we requested in an open records request to the Med for information (more…)

Pot of Gold Found in 9-1-1

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

It is amazing when you start digging around into the affairs of local government. I found a pot of gold worth $28 million dollars that is not on any local on line website financial documents. The money is your tax money (more…)

Pension Quicksand

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Talk about hard work, this tops the cake. The more I dig into the Memphis City School System and the School Board, the more I feel like I have stepped into quicksand.

I thought I knew something about local pension systems as I am a member (more…)

An April 15th Nightmare!!

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Do You Want the School Boards to Set Your Tax Rates?

Here is a really scary possibility just in time for Tax Day on April 15. The Shelby County School Board (and probably the Memphis School Board) wants to get the Tennessee Legislature to change the law to allow them to set (more…)

Harold Ford Senior and the Med

Monday, April 5th, 2010

If you are not aware of the agreement between Harold Ford Sr. and the Med, I have attached the agreement and the various amendments. The first agreement is for $10,000 per month paid by the Shelby County Health Care (more…)

The Memphis City School Budget

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Recently I had lunch with Dr. Jeff Warren who is a member of the Memphis School Board. Very generously, he loaned me a full copy of the 2010-2011 Memphis City School Budgets. He asked me to look over the documents and give him any comments. I have already sent him a request to which he has (more…)