Chattanooga Times Free Press reports hospital board’s possible Sunshine Law violations

The Chattanooga Times Free Press has reported several stories about a local hospital board’s possible Sunshine Law violations related to deliberations to award $1.7 million in executive bonuses. The hospital board’s Continue Reading

Johnson City Press’ Robert Houk: Sunshine Law requires officials to be seen and heard

The Johnson City Press Opinion Page Editor Robert Houk penned a strong column on the need for governing bodies to make sure citizens can hear their deliberations during a public meeting. Continue Reading

Greene County IDB argues citizens don’t have a right to hear deliberations at public meetings

The County Industrial Development Board of Greeneville and Greene County is arguing in a lawsuit that the Open Meetings Act does not require that citizens be able to hear deliberations Continue Reading

Group asks court to stop construction on US Nitrogen pipeline based on Open Meetings violation

The Johnson City Press reports that a group of residents have asked for an injunction to halt construction of a water pipeline, saying a key approval to build it took place Continue Reading

Chattanooga contests paying $74,427 in legal fees after losing Sunshine Law case

The city of Chattanooga is contesting legal fees awarded to a citizen who sued and won over a violation of the Tennessee Open Meetings Act, Chattanoogan.com reported Sunday. Helen Burns Sharp brought Continue Reading