Bill to remove public notices in newspapers fails in committee

Threatening to remove public notices of meetings and other legal notices from newspapers can be a tactic to intimidate a press that has become critical of government. But lawmakers failed Continue Reading

Metro Nashville has no plans to shorten notice of zoning hearings

Metro’s law director Jon Cooper said this morning that Davidson County has no plans to shorten the amount of public notice it gives to citizens of public hearings on proposed Continue Reading

Bill shortens public notice for zoning changes in Nashville

A bill that would shorten the amount of time of public notice for public hearings on zoning changes in Metropolitan Nashville passed unanimously in a key Senate committee and a Continue Reading

Elizabethton Star: School system may have violated Open Meetings Act

The Elizabethton Star reported today that the Carter County Board of Education may have violated the state’s Sunshine Law by not giving adequate notice of a special called meeting where Continue Reading