Tennessean: GOP caucus decides to have closed-door meetings after all

Jake Lowary with The Tennessean reported yesterday that House Republicans have decided they will decide major issues on pending bills behind closed doors. (See: GOP caucus to have closed-door meeting Continue Reading

DA’s shutdown of public records on Gatlinburg fire goes too far

On Dec. 15, the district attorney for Sevier County issued a remarkable letter. In the most horrific disaster to ever afflict Gatlinburg, a firestorm on Nov. 28 swept into the Continue Reading

Office of Open Records Counsel finalizes model public records policy

The Office of Open Records Counsel has published a new model public records policy that can be used by government entities in establishing records policies, which are required by law Continue Reading

Nashville police chief publicly blasts DA spokesman who released name of alleged rape victim

The Nashville Police Chief publicly blasted a spokesman in the District Attorney’s office for releasing a police incident report to a TV station that contained the name of a housekeeping employee who Continue Reading