When she has attended NCSLA board meetings, Cook said, the state fronts the money and Cook then gets reimbursed personally from the group.
Davis suggested the arrangement could be interpreted as a state loan to NCSLA and told Cook these transactions between a private and state entity made it "very easy to game this system.
Cook said she could "account for every dime" from NCSLA and would be happy to turn those records over to Davis.
She had aides distribute to the TABC witnesses copies of a controversial flyer - created by TABC staff with input from Cook and another top agency official - depicting the top brass headed to one of the NCSLA conferences while guzzling or holding bottles of Lone Star beer.
We congratulate this year's NCSLA
Best Practices Award winners including Beam Global," said John Cordrey, president, National Conference of State Liquor Administrators.
We congratulate this year's NCSLA Best Practices Award winners," said John Cordrey, president, National Conference of State Liquor Administrators.
Founded June 19, 1934, in Chicago, Illinois, the purposes of NCSLA are to promote the enactment of the most effective and equitable types of state alcoholic beverage control laws; devise and promote the use of methods which provide the best enforcement of the particular alcoholic beverage control laws in each state; work for the adoption of uniform laws insofar they may be practicable; promote harmony with the federal government in its administration of the Federal Alcohol Administration Act; and strive for harmony in the administration of the alcoholic beverage control laws among the several states.