Ooops...Democrat drops the ball
A little local news from across the line.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – A Kingsport state legislator missed a deadline that could cost his constituents $100,000 in grant money.
State Rep. Nathan Vaughn, a Democrat, concedes he missed the deadline to deliver applications on behalf of several Sullivan County organizations for Community Enhancement Grant money. (Link To TriCities.Com)
Go on and read the whole article. Vaughn's defense is the applications were incomplete so he never turned them in. The question is why did he have them to begin with?
The state specifies that the organizations apply directly to the Secretary of State’s Office, which then sends each House representative a list of eligible applicants. The legislators choose the recipients from the list, said Judy McKissack, Secretary of State legal counsel.
"We don’t keep information by district, but we do have 45 applications statewide that have come in late at this time," she said. "And if they’re late, they’re disqualified."
Instead of organizations in Vaughn’s district sending the applications to the state directly, he collected them at his office to review.
The Kingsport Veterans Memorial, and the Children’s Advocacy Center are two groups that will not receive funds.
Why is the Democrat hurting children and denying Veterans?