TPA Hotline

AG answers question over how much EDC may spend

Q: There is disagreement among members of our EDC about how much they are allowed, as a quasi-governmental entity that serves at the pleasure of the city, to spend on promotional efforts this year, or any fiscal year, for that matter. Can you help me scrape up some authoritative information on this topic? By the way, our EDC is funded by a 4A half-cent sales tax.

Guidelines deal with employees’ personal political activities

Q: To guard a newspaper’s reputation for impartiality, is there not some kind of unspoken “industry understanding” that newspaper employees should follow regarding political activities? I have an opening for a reporter and I want to screen applicants to make sure they can keep their political proclivities to themselves.