5 things to watch in public records policies

To influence government, citizens must have access to information. In Tennessee, an important safeguard to that access is the state’s public records law. But sometimes that law gets ignored or 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

Email bill rolls one week in House committee

A bill that would require government entities to accept public records requests they receive by email, if they already use email as an official mode of communication, was rolled a Continue Reading

Editorial: Bill would make public records access easier

From the Knoxville News Sentinel Editorial Board, on a bill to make public records access easier: A legislative effort to make it easier for Tennesseans to file public records requests Continue Reading