Interested in open government? Bills to watch in 2017 in Tennessee

Lawmakers have filed dozens of bill this year that could affect a citizen’s ability to get information about their local and state government.  While it’s still early, here is a Continue Reading

Tennessean: GOP caucus decides to have closed-door meetings after all

Jake Lowary with The Tennessean reported yesterday that House Republicans have decided they will decide major issues on pending bills behind closed doors. (See: GOP caucus to have closed-door meeting Continue Reading

House Republican caucus meetings to be open unless it’s “family discussion”, chairman says

House Republican Caucus Chairman Ryan Williams told the Capitol Hill press corps last week that caucus meetings would be presumed to be open while the legislature is in session, according Continue Reading

Capitol Press Corps asks to discuss closed meetings of Republican caucus

The Capitol Press Corp has requested to meet with the House’s Republican Caucus Chair, Ryan Williams, R-Cookeville, to discuss an apparent change in policy where journalists are no longer allowed to Continue Reading

Advisory Committee on Open Government aims for body camera study, public hearings

The Advisory Committee on Open Government (ACOG) took the first steps toward a police body camera study last week, discussing ideas for public hearings around the state and how it Continue Reading