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

Bill to scale back confidentiality of lottery sales

Legislation has been filed that would remove an exemption that makes the location of lottery sales secret under state law. The proposed bills (S.B. 563 / H.B. 575) by state Sen. Continue Reading

Bristol newspaper gets lottery data in Virginia, but same records are secret in Tennessee

The Bristol Herald Courier reported in a Sunday story a geographical sales analysis of lottery data. But it could only tell half the story. Why? While it could report data Continue Reading