Thursday, June 28, 2007

Ethics Commission too big for their britches


Tennessee Ethics Commission members say it may be time to pull back the reins on the commission's staff.

In a meeting today Commissioner Dianne Neal said the staff might be getting ahead of the commissioners in the decisions they make. As an example she pointed to Executive Director Bruce Androphy's decision to hire an overseer for the registration of lobbyists and the setting of that person's salary without the commission's approval.