AG: Search firm records are open in school director search, Open Meetings Act may apply

The Attorney General in a new opinion says that records in a school director search are open for public inspection, even if the records were obtained by a third party hired Continue Reading

Times Free Press: AG’s opinion gives Erlanger another bonus dilemma

Following is a reprint of today’s Chattanooga Times Free Press story about the AG’s opinion on requirements for public hospital boards under the Tennessee Open Meetings Act. The Times Free Continue Reading

Chattanooga lawmakers to seek AG opinion on hospital’s possible Open Meetings law violation

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reported in a story that Chattanooga state lawmakers plan to seek an opinion from the Tennessee Attorney General on whether a local publicly funded hospital Continue Reading

Update: Chattanooga judges release job applications after AG’s advice

In a story being followed by the Chattanooga Times Free Press, two judges who had denied the newspaper access to job applications for the county’s Clerk and Master position reversed Continue Reading

Does the public have a right to see police incident reports?

A city editor called me recently, wanting to know what records his local police department was required to make public. Seems like a simple question, but in Tennessee, it has Continue Reading