TCOG urges Office of Open Records Counsel to update guidance on taking photos of public records

Tennessee Coalition for Open Government has urged the Office of Open Records Counsel to update its Model Public Records Policy and take quick action to stem a growing problem of Continue Reading

TCOG raises serious concerns about museum commission’s restrictive speech policy

The Joint Government Operations Committee held a public hearing today on the Douglas Henry State Museum Commission’s new restrictive speech policy for its commissioners. Below are comments I delivered as Continue Reading

Sumner County School Board blames the Office of Open Records Counsel for bad advice

The Sumner County Board of Education blames the Office of Open Records Counsel for bad advice that led it on a journey of spending almost $250,000 of taxpayer money to Continue Reading

House committee passes bill allowing requests by email with some limits for “bad players”

The House State Government committee unanimously passed H.B. 58 this week, which would make clear that citizens may send records requests by email to records custodians. The email bill also contains Continue Reading