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

House committee passes bill allowing requests by email with some limits for “bad players”

The House State Government committee unanimously passed H.B. 58 this week, which would make clear that citizens may send records requests by email to records custodians. The email bill also contains Continue Reading

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