Appeals court rules economic development organization subject to public records, open meetings law

In a win for a group of citizens in East Tennessee, the Court of Appeals in Knoxville ruled this week that a nonprofit economic development organization in Jefferson County is Continue Reading

Appeals Court: Records in Memphis police chief search not public

The Court of Appeals ruled this week that applications sent to a police association charged with interviewing and identifying finalists for a new Memphis police chief last year do not Continue Reading

No tax-supported entity should get secrecy in spending

A shadowy situation has emerged in Chattanooga with an organization that manages millions of taxpayer dollars with no transparency and such a surprising disregard for accountability that one wonders what Continue Reading

TSSAA seeks carve-out from Tennessee Public Records Act

The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association is asking the Legislature on Tuesday to close records that in the past were used to expose possible cheating in recruiting high school athletes. Continue Reading

Behind the TSSAA ruling: Preserving public oversight over government functions

An Appeals Court finds that regulating high school sports is a government function, so the regulator should be subject to open records law.  Should the agency that regulates high school Continue Reading