TCOG urges Office of Open Records Counsel to update guidance on taking photos of public records

Tennessee Coalition for Open Government has urged the Office of Open Records Counsel to update its Model Public Records Policy and take quick action to stem a growing problem of Continue Reading

State agencies urged by committee chair to allow photos of public records

(Updated 9-21-17 with quotes from the meeting, and more background on the development of the Model Public Records policy that allows government entities to ban photography.) Three state agencies were Continue Reading

Sumner County School Board blames the Office of Open Records Counsel for bad advice

The Sumner County Board of Education blames the Office of Open Records Counsel for bad advice that led it on a journey of spending almost $250,000 of taxpayer money to Continue Reading

Appellate court upholds ruling: Sumner County Schools violated public records law

The Court of Appeals has affirmed a Sumner County trial court’s ruling that the denial of a public records request because it was sent by email violated the Tennessee Public Continue Reading