No tax-supported entity should get secrecy in spending

A shadowy situation has emerged in Chattanooga with an organization that manages millions of taxpayer dollars with no transparency and such a surprising disregard for accountability that one wonders what Continue Reading

TSSAA seeks carve-out from Tennessee Public Records Act

The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association is asking the Legislature on Tuesday to close records that in the past were used to expose possible cheating in recruiting high school athletes. Continue Reading

After three years and a lawsuit, records from TSSAA finally made public

The Nashville Scene finally received records sought three years ago from the Tennessee Secondary School Athletics Association as part of an investigation into rule-breaking by an elite private school in Continue Reading

Behind the TSSAA ruling: Preserving public oversight over government functions

An Appeals Court finds that regulating high school sports is a government function, so the regulator should be subject to open records law.  Should the agency that regulates high school Continue Reading

Appeals court: TSSAA subject to Public Records Act

The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association meets the standards of a “functional equivalent” of government and therefore is subject to the Tennessee Public Records Act, an appeals court in Nashville Continue Reading