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

Senate committee approves bill requiring more financial disclosure by lawmakers

The Senate State and Local Government Committee recommended for passage legislation that would require members of the General Assembly to disclose when they receive trips paid by a person with Continue Reading

Ethics bills would require lawmaker disclosure of gifts, including for travel

Two different sets of ethics legislation on House and Senate calendars this week would require more disclosure of gifts, including for travel, received by lawmakers from people with an interest Continue Reading