City of Nashville declines records request that could help show judges’ hours at courthouse

The city of Nashville declined part of a recent public records request by The Tennesssean that would have shown the time of day Davidson County judges used their access cards to Continue Reading

Johnson City Press: Closing sexual assault records a slippery slope

Robert Houk, Opinion page editor for the Johnson City Press, looks at one of the top legislative priorities of the state’s law enforcement this year — closing records related to Continue Reading

Bill allowing anonymity to sexual assault victims moves forward

From Tom Humphrey’s Humphrey on Hill blog on the sexual assault victims bill: After being narrowed from its original scope, legislation to keep some information about rape victims from the public advanced Continue Reading

Exemptions generous when it comes to economic development records

A few months ago, we reported here in a post about public records that the governor’s office had denied state Rep. Mike Turner, D-Nashville, access to economic development records, citing two Continue Reading

TCOG testifies on bill to make sexual assault victims confidential

Tennessee Coalition for Open Government’s executive director Deborah Fisher offered testimony to the House State Government Committee Tuesday pointing out how proposed legislation to redact the names of sexual assault Continue Reading