2019 Legislative Report: New exemptions to Public Records Act, and bills that failed or were delayed

Following is a list of new public records exemptions and other public record laws passed by the 111th General Assembly, plus some proposals that failed or were delayed until next Continue Reading

Would your school board vote on a capital plan without public notice?

If there’s one type of governing body that generates the most open meetings questions to my help line, it’s school boards. So let’s put ourselves in the shoes of a Continue Reading

5 things to watch in public records policies

To influence government, citizens must have access to information. In Tennessee, an important safeguard to that access is the state’s public records law. But sometimes that law gets ignored or Continue Reading