Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Lobbyists concerned about audit


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The Tennessee Ethics Commission randomly selected 11 lobbyists today for an audit- the first since the commission's creation.

The nine-month-old entity is required to audit a minimum of two percent of registered lobbyists every year, but the commission could change the number in the future.

Tennessee Lobbyists Association president Mark Greene was at the meeting when the 11 were announced. Greene's name is on the list. He says lobbyists are concerned about how detailed an account the commission wants.