TCPR to investigate governor’s solar investment

November 6, 2010 2:54PM

News Channel 5 interviews Tennessee Center for Policy Research president Justin Owen about the revelation that Governor Bredesen is an investor in a new solar company started by his former Revenue Commissioner. In his eight years in office, Bredesen has directed millions of taxpayer dollars into building solar energy in Tennessee.

“He used taxpayer money to lure these companies here, now they get the tax breaks and the tax benefits that taxpayers are paying for,” said Justin Owen, head of the Tennessee Center for Policy Research. “And now Bredesen’s company is going to be profiting off of those same companies. And eventually that money that came from taxpayers in the first place, is going to find its way into his back pocket.”

Watch the entire interview here.