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

Office of Open Records Counsel finalizes model public records policy

The Office of Open Records Counsel has published a new model public records policy that can be used by government entities in establishing records policies, which are required by law Continue Reading

Open Records Counsel plans 2nd draft of model public records policy for ACOG

Open Records Counsel Ann Butterworth told members of the Advisory Committee on Open Government at a Friday meeting that her office will develop a second draft of a model public Continue Reading

The Daily Times: Model records policy should not aid wallbuilders, suggest loopholes

We should listen to journalists in the field when it comes to access to public records. Buzz Trexler, editor at The Daily Times in Maryville, reminds me of a question Continue Reading

Read TCOG’s comments on proposed model public records policy

TCOG Letter on Model Public Records Policy 12-7-16 Tennessee Coalition for Open Government provided written feedback Wednesday on the Office of Open Records Counsel’s proposed “Best Practices & Guidelines and Continue Reading