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

2019 Legislative Report: New exemptions to Public Records Act, and bills that failed or were delayed

Following is a list of new public records exemptions and other public record laws passed by the 111th General Assembly, plus some proposals that failed or were delayed until next Continue Reading

Hamilton County School Board, Tennessee Risk Management Trust miss point on confidentiality agreement

The Hamilton County School Board’s attorney on Wednesday finally revealed to school board members the settlement payout amount of $750,000 to a student sexually assaulted during a basketball tournament trip. Continue Reading