Sunday, April 27, 2008

TVA raised our rates to spend $2,138 on cigars?


A recently released audit by TVA’s inspector general found that during 2005 and 2006 the federal utility spent $106,384 on food and tickets to sporting and theatrical events; $3,055 on a wine-tasting reception in Traverse City, Mich.; and $16,321 on a party at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta.

During a legislative session on government ethics reform two years ago, TVA bought $2,138 worth of cigars in Nashville to hand out as gifts to legislators and their administrative staffs, records show.