From AP via News-Sentinel
Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has signed an executive order that eliminates a requirement for the governor and top aides to disclose how much they earn.
The move wipes off the books former Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen’s first executive order of 2003, which required the top executive branch officials to make annual reports about their total earnings.
Or I guess it depends on how you spin it ....
From the Tennessee Report ...
Haslam Signs First Exec. Orders: Transparency, Ethics & Non-Discrimination the Focus
Governor Bill Haslam today signed three executive orders setting out his commitment to transparency and openness in state government.
Executive Order No. 2011-01 requires every employee of the Executive Branch to annually disclose the same information as the legislative branch. The Counsel to the Governor will serve as the chief ethics officer and will administer the policies and maintain all records related to the ethics policy.
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