|The Tennessee County Services Association recently named Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) as the recipient of the organization’s first-ever “Check and Balance Award.”
The award is intended to honor and recognize the legislator’s initiative and work in ensuring the protection of local taxpayer dollars.
“I am very honored and appreciative of this award,” Tracy said. “It is more important than ever that we protect local governments from unfunded mandates and that we practice good fiscal responsibility in budgeting.”
The award is given to legislators who have first have knowledge of county government issues and, secondly, are supportive of local governments in their debates in the General Assembly.
The idea is to ensure local control of local expenditures and no mandates, especially back-door mandates that cost local taxpayers.
TCSA intends to continue awarding the Check and Balance Award to legislators who, epitomize what it was created to show.
TCSA is a public interest group representing county executives, commissioners and highway officials from the state’s 95 counties. The purpose is to improve the operation of Tennessee county government and thereby the services counties provide to their residents.