News Sentinel: State museum meeting should be open to the public

The News Sentinel published an editorial today saying that the “Douglas Henry State Museum Commission is barreling toward a possible violation of the state’s Open Meetings Act.” It urges the Continue Reading

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

Hamblen County decides to exclude public comments from videotape

The Hamblen County Commission has decided to exclude the public comments from the videotape of its meetings, which is shown on a public education channel. Linda Noe, an attorney in Continue Reading

Ashe, officials clash over closing state museum board meeting, News Sentinel reports

Tom Humphrey with the Knoxville News Sentinel reports that Victor Ashe, a former lawmaker and former Knoxville mayor, has clashed with the state museum board on which he sits over 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