McNally, Harwell seek review of Tennessee open records exemptions

The speakers of the House and Senate have asked the Office of Open Records Counsel for a “thorough and comprehensive review” of the various exemptions to the Tennessee Public Records Continue Reading

New public records study: Problems with access and how to improve

A new public records study commissioned by the Knight Foundation and released today during Sunshine Week outlines key problems seen by freedom of information experts in access to public records across the Continue Reading

Lawmakers question redaction of vendor names

Proposed legislation clarifying a 2016 law that made identities of certain government vendors confidential passed out of a Senate committee and House subcommittee this week after questions from lawmakers. An amendment Continue Reading