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

From AP: Open Records Counsel says transparency panel exempt from sunshine law

By Erik Schelzig, Associated Press A panel of experts assembled to offer advice on transparency issues is not subject to the state’s open meetings law. At least that’s the opinion Continue Reading

Increasing fees for public records is not the answer for government transparency

The fastest way to shut down access to government records is to charge fees people can’t afford to pay. Another way is to simply ignore or delay responding to citizens Continue Reading

Tennessee Open Meetings Act more than a checklist

It’s not every day that a citizen gets cuffed, arrested and ejected from a public meeting in Tennessee. But that’s what happened, famously, to Eddie Overholt in Greene County last Continue Reading