House bill to limit trade secret exception for government payments fails in subcommittee

“It is we, the Legislature, representatives of the people, who should declare what is a trade secret and what is confidential (about government transactions). Not these private entities who are Continue Reading

Commercial Appeal: Bill would require Tennessee governments to disclose payments to companies

The Commercial Appeal recently did a story about a bill in the Legislature, supported by TCOG, that would solve the issue of business entities claiming that government documents about payments Continue Reading

Google’s secrecy agreement with the Montgomery County IDB should be undone

On Dec. 22 2015, the Industrial Development Board of Montgomery County entered into a “Payment in Lieu of Tax Agreement” with Google “to induce” it to build and operate an Continue Reading