News stories on state hearings on proposed public record fees

A collection of news stories on proposed public record fees in Tennessee, coverage of the public hearings in Knoxville, Nashville and Jackson.

KNOXVILLE (Sept. 15)

WATE-TV's coverage of the Knoxville public hearing on the proposal to charge fees to inspect public records.

WATE-TV’s coverage of the Knoxville public hearing on the proposal to charge fees to inspect public records.

WATE (video): Should you have to pay for public records that your tax dollars have already paid for?

Knoxville News Sentinel: Proposed records fee met with public backlash

WBIR: Room packed with opinions on possible fees for public records

WUOT 91.9: Hearings gauge opinion on proposed fees to view public records

Roane County News: Public records access fees “akin to a poll tax”

NASHVILLE (Sept. 16)

Shelbyville Times-Gazette: People say “no” to public records fees (AP story, full version)

Murfreesboro Post: Fees for public records overwhelmingly opposed

The Tennessean: Media, public speak against proposed open records fee.

WPLN: Plan to charge Tennesseans to see public records criticized at hearing

Washington Times: Most oppose new public records charges in Tennessee hearings (AP story)

Nashville Scene: Don’t monkey around with our open records

Times Free Press: Most oppose new public records charges in Tennessee hearings (AP story)

WSMV: Most oppose new public records charges in Tennessee hearing (AP story)

The Tribune (Indiana): New government fees to view public records in Tennessee opposed by  most speakers at hearings (AP story)

Memphis Daily News: Most oppose new public records charges in Tennessee hearing (AP story)

The Republic (Columbus, Indiana): New government fees to view public records in Tennessee opposed by most speakers at hearings (AP story)

JACKSON (Sept. 17)

WREG MemphisWREG: (video) Citizens say fee to inspect public records hampers government transparency

The Jackson Sun: Media, historian leaders against public records fees

WBBJ: Legislators hear from citizens about charging to access public records

WBBJ: State considers charging to see public records

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