Bill Haslam - Tennessee

Bill Haslam Worst Governor

It’s not surprising that Gov. Haslam has gone to such great lengths to reduce transparency in state government, since he uses his office to help out his old business partners.

Once elected, Gov. Haslam reduced disclosure requirements for senior executive branch employees, including himself.

Since Gov. Haslam took office, the state has spent millions of dollars to buy a building from his former business partner. He signed legislation benefiting a former business partner, and used personal funds to pay a top political advisor who is also a registered lobbyist, shielding the payments from public records.

  • Elected in 2010, eligible for reelection in 2014
  • Took actions to reduce transparency in state government, and took official actions benefiting his former real estate partners

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