Questions about photography ban, ID requirement prompts committee to stop agency’s public records rules

The Joint Government Operations Committee voted today to ask the Department of Financial Institutions to hold a public hearing on its rules related to public records requests after questions about Continue Reading

Legislature’s Open Records Ad Hoc Committee to hold first meeting Aug. 14

The Open Records Ad Hoc Committee will hold its first meeting at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Cordell Hull building as part of an effort to review a growing 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

TCOG raises serious concerns about museum commission’s restrictive speech policy

The Joint Government Operations Committee held a public hearing today on the Douglas Henry State Museum Commission’s new restrictive speech policy for its commissioners. Below are comments I delivered as Continue Reading