New laws passed in 2017 affect access to public records

TCOG Legislative Report 2017 Following is a summary of new laws affecting access to government information. They include 7 new exceptions to the Tennessee Public Records Act, 2 existing exemptions partially Continue Reading

News-Sentinel: Details about Tennessee State Museum donors should be public

The Knoxville News-Sentinel makes the case that a foundation that was set up entirely for one purpose – to raise money for the state-owned Tennessee State Museum – should disclose details about Continue Reading

Haslam staff used private email accounts for state business

While the U.S. State Department’s inspector general on Wednesday released a blistering analysis of Hillary Clinton’s use of private email, back in Tennessee reporter Phil Williams of NewsChannel 5 reported Continue Reading

Haslam administration slow to share economic incentives for development deal

Why is the Haslam administration so hush-hush on how much in economic incentive dollars it is giving to companies? In a case that Knoxville News Sentinel Editor Jack McElroy uses Continue Reading

Knoxville News Sentinel: State holds back emails on outsourcing project

Governor Bill Haslam’s office released 72 pages of emails of his chief operating officer in charge of the state’s building-management outsourcing project, but held back some, saying they fell under Continue Reading