BlueCross BlueShield, Cigna, Optum file reverse public records suits to stop release of price information

Three large health care companies who contract with the state to administer the state’s employee health care plan have filed lawsuits to prevent the Department of Finance and Administration from Continue Reading

Gov. Lee’s decision not to release agency recommendations raises questions about deliberative process exemption

In 2005, then-Gov. Phil Bredesen was planning a major scaleback to TennCare to, as he put it, “save” the program whose costs were rising exponentially. A sit-in was staged at Continue Reading

Court of Appeals reins in state’s expansive use of investigative exemption

The Tennessee Court of Appeals in a ruling on Friday put much-needed limits around the so-called investigative exemption that has been used by the state to cloak otherwise public records. Continue Reading