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The proposed rules scheduled to be reviewed by state lawmakers on Wednesday afternoon would also give the comptroller the discretion to waive all costs related to public record searches and copies.
Tennessee Coalition on Open Government founding director Frank Gibson said the comptroller's fee waiver provision should become a model for other state and local agencies.
Gibson noted that state law allows agencies to adopt reasonable fees but doesn't require them to be charged.
The state's Office of Open Records Counsel, which recommends statewide guidelines, is under Wilson's jurisdiction. But the proposed rule change would only apply to the comptroller's office.
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Vanderbilt poll: Tennesseans oppose online tax
May 21, 2013 17:59 GMT
By ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A new Vanderbilt University poll finds a majority of Tennesseans oppose the state enforcing online sales taxes, though respondents were split on whether the current system is fair to local businesses.
Fifty-five percent said that taxing online sales is a bad idea, while 38 percent said it would be good policy.
The U.S. Senate earlier this month passed a bill to empower states to collect sales taxes from Internet purchases, but the measure faces a tough sell in the House. The change is supported by Gov. Bill Haslam and fellow Republican U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker.
But Haslam enjoys a 63 percent approval rating among the 813 registered voters surveyed in the poll, which has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
JPMorgan's Dimon survives shareholder referendum
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Shareholders at JPMorgan Chase will let Jamie Dimon, the chairman and CEO, keep both his jobs.
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Dow Record: Three tales of ups, downs and changes
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By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: iPHONE RECOVERED AFTER THEFT IN OREGON
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- A smartphone, plus a not-so-smart criminal -- equals an arrest in Oregon.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- George Washington University students will soon be walking all over the White House and the Capitol, too.