What we learned from a citizen’s fight for public records in Sumner County

At a cost of about three or four college educations at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Sumner County’s school officials and school board just got educated about the state’s public records Continue Reading

Judge rules Sumner County Schools violated public records law, orders it to stop

GALLATIN — Nearly 20 months after citizen Ken Jakes requested to see the Sumner County Schools public records policy, Sumner County Judge Dee Gay ruled today that the school district Continue Reading

Why did Tennessee rank 37th in public access to information?

Tennessee ranked 37th among states in public access to information in the Center for Public Integrity’s 2015 State Integrity report released on Monday. I was among those who contributed information for Continue Reading

Haslam administration slow to share economic incentives for development deal

Why is the Haslam administration so hush-hush on how much in economic incentive dollars it is giving to companies? In a case that Knoxville News Sentinel Editor Jack McElroy uses Continue Reading