Body camera footage inside schools, hospitals would be exempt under bill headed to governor

Legislation that would exempt some body camera footage from the Tennessee Public Records Act is headed to the governor’s desk for signature. The House and the Senate passed legislation that Continue Reading

Senate committee approves bill requiring more financial disclosure by lawmakers

The Senate State and Local Government Committee recommended for passage legislation that would require members of the General Assembly to disclose when they receive trips paid by a person with Continue Reading

Bill to bring transparency to TBI investigations of police shootings advances

A bill that would make public the investigative record of TBI investigations of police shootings after the case is over advanced in a House subcommittee today. The House Criminal Justice Continue Reading

Even elected officials have trouble prying loose government information

Tucked in a Nashville Scene article about Nashville councilman John Cooper is an anecdote that is not altogether unusual — an elected official hitting a roadblock in getting what he thinks Continue Reading