With some pushback, House subcommittee passes bill to allow public records requests by email

The House State Government Subcommittee passed with a voice vote on Wednesday a bill that would clarify the public records statutes to say that citizens could use email to send in their Continue Reading

Interested in open government? Bills to watch in 2017 in Tennessee

Lawmakers have filed dozens of bill this year that could affect a citizen’s ability to get information about their local and state government.  While it’s still early, here is a Continue Reading

Legislation would require government to accept records requests via email

State Rep. Courtney Rogers, R-Goodlettsville, has filed a bill that would end the practice of some government entities in Tennessee refusing to accept public records requests by email. The legislation, Continue Reading

Bill to scale back confidentiality of lottery sales

Legislation has been filed that would remove an exemption that makes the location of lottery sales secret under state law. The proposed bills (S.B. 563 / H.B. 575) by state Sen. Continue Reading