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

Open Records Counsel plans 2nd draft of model public records policy for ACOG

Open Records Counsel Ann Butterworth told members of the Advisory Committee on Open Government at a Friday meeting that her office will develop a second draft of a model public Continue Reading

Now is the time to address runaway labor fees to access public records

An editorial published in the Sunday editions of the three largest newspapers in Tennessee sent a message about public records: Now is the time to address the inadequate system of charging Continue Reading

Jackson Sun gets $1,600 public records bill after requesting to see accreditation emails at UT-Martin

The Jackson Sun in a Sunday editorial called for reform of the state’s public records fee schedule after getting a $1,600 public records bill for copies of emails about University of Tennessee at Continue Reading

So what ever happened to the fees to inspect bill?

Last year at this time, open government advocates in the state had successfully convinced lawmakers to delay action on an ill-conceived proposal to allow government to charge fees to inspect Continue Reading