(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Tennessee legislative events expenses came to at least $458,000 during 2012’s General Assembly, according to reports.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that businesses, professional and trade groups as well as other organizations spent the money on legislative receptions with expenses ranging from breakfast, luncheon and dinner receptions to an ice cream "social," among other events.
AT&T reported the highest priced single event that was held on Jan. 10. The $23,537 welcome-back-to-Nashville gala featured an open bar and heavy hors d'oeuvres, Tennessee Ethics Commission filings show.
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