Knoxville prepares new blanket ban on releasing dashcam video, waits for TN Supreme Court ruling

The Knoxville Police Department is waiting on a decision by the Tennessee Supreme Court before it puts into place a new blanket ban on release of all dashcam videos, sometimes indefinitely. Continue Reading

Public hearings, survey to gather citizen, government input on public records fee proposal

Three public hearings will be held around the state in September to gather opinions and input about a legislative proposal to allow local and state government agencies to charge fees Continue Reading

Appeals Court reverses denial of attorney fees in public records case

The Court of Appeals in Nashville reversed a trial court ruling, and ordered attorney’s fees be awarded to Alex Friedmann, managing editor of Prison Legal News, who sued the Marshall Continue Reading

Open Records Counsel sets ACOG meeting, plans survey, hearings on public records

The Office of Open Records Counsel has set a Monday, June 29, meeting of the Advisory Committee on Open Government to discuss a study on issues related to inspection of Continue Reading

Sneaky Six in Chattanooga carry on troubling tradition of Hamilton County Commission

Is it open, transparent government when six Hamilton County commissioners, after weeks of public meetings where they and the public heard detailed budget requests, vote to give themselves $100,000 each out of Continue Reading