Knoxville Chamber Questioned Over Public Funds

Knox County Commissioners have asked the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce to release financial reports detailing how private and public funds were spent, Knoxnews.com reports. Commissioners want the information to ensure public funds were not used for two political campaigns. David Buuck, chief deputy to the Knox County law director, said the Chamber is required by federal law to disclose donors who donate to the organization’s nonprofit branch. Chamber members maintain they did not use public funds in the campaigns.