With an annual report that could expose more than $500 million in wasteful government spending, the Tennessee Center for Policy Research (TCPR) will release the 2009 Tennessee Pork Report: “Waste, Fraud and Abuse of Your Tax Dollars Exposed” on Wednesday.
This fourth annual Tennessee Pork Report from Tennessee’s free market think tank, in conjunction with Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) — the nation’s premiere taxpayer watchdog — reveals wasteful spending by state and local bureaucrats and elected officials in Tennessee.
Speakers at the 11 a.m. event in the Senate Library at the state capitol will include TCPR President Drew Johnson and CAGW Vice President for Policy David Williams.
The Tennessee Pork Report contains nearly 100 examples of wasteful spending by state and local governments, according to TCPR. The publication also recommends many areas of government where wasteful spending can be eliminated.
While copies will be distributed at the press conference, the report will be available online at www.tennesseepolicy.org and www.cagw.org.
The Tennessee Center for Policy Research is an independent, nonprofit and nonpartisan organization dedicated to providing concerned citizens, the media and public leaders with expert empirical research and timely free market policy solutions to public policy issues in Tennessee.