Tennessee Democrats are calling for an audit of all COVID-19 relief spending from Gov. Lee and his administration
TENNESSEE – According to the statement, this comes days after Gov. Lee started a campaign to pay for tourists’ flights to four major Tennessee cities.
According to the officials, $8.4 billion federal dollars from COVID-19 relief bills have been sent to Tennessee.
The call for an audit comes after Lee announced $250 flight vouchers with Country Music singer Brad Paisley for out of state tourists just a day after ending $300 unemployment checks.
Governor Bill Lee’s office sent the following statement:
“The Governor formed the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group to ensure proper fiscal management of federal relief dollars, with regular, public meetings and reports to provide full transparency throughout the process.“
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