A story by Chris Butler in Tennessee Watchdog about a possible new logo has been going viral in the state. Here’s the story and a list of media hits below.
Will Tennessee get a costly new logo? State officials aren’t saying
By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog
NASHVILLE — A possible new logo for the state of Tennessee — bright red and white with a simplistic design — could cost taxpayers a lot of money and state employees a lot of time.
Apparently, no one in the office of Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Haslam wants to talk about it, but a mundane, matter-of-fact item buried deep inside a federal website gives much away. (Read more)
In the News
Butler appears on WSMV-TV, Nashville’s NBC affiliate, to discuss his story on the state changing its official logo to an unattractive, simplistic design at a cost of $46,000 to taxpayers. “This is something a fifth-grader could easily produce on his or her computer at home,” said Butler, with Watchdog.org.
Check out WSMV-TV Facebook post on the story!
Nashville radio talk show host Joe Carr discussed Butler’s story on his morning radio show Thursday morning.
The firm that created the logo even responded with a statement.