Exposing Corporate Lobbyists

The Center for Public Integrity published this story on the corrupting influence of corporate lobbyists — Tennessee is featured, and specifically, TNCA’s work on car safety:

Andy Spears of Tennessee Citizen Action, a consumer advocacy group, said the whole experience was a sober reminder of how much sway auto dealers — who have collectively given more than $1.4 million in contributions to state legislative candidates in Tennessee since 2000 — hold over lawmakers.

“They were more inclined to follow Weaver and protect unscrupulous dealers than to work to protect the lives of used-car buyers in our state,” Spears said.

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