Lawmakers tweak public records law, but avoid new fees for now

Sponsors delayed action on legislation that could have made accessing public records more expensive for citizens and news media, but lawmakers in the 109th General Assembly moved ahead on other changes to the Continue Reading

Proposed Tennessee bills could close public records; a few open them up

Lawmakers of 109th General Assembly have filed a host of bills to block or hinder citizen access to public records in the hands of government. Several of the proposed Tennessee Continue Reading

Times Free Press: AG’s opinion gives Erlanger another bonus dilemma

Following is a reprint of today’s Chattanooga Times Free Press story about the AG’s opinion on requirements for public hospital boards under the Tennessee Open Meetings Act. The Times Free Continue Reading

AG opinion says public hospital boards can’t meet privately on compensation

Attorney General Herbert Slatery issued an opinion yesterday that public hospital boards do not have an exemption to the Open Meetings Act that allows them to meet privately to discuss Continue Reading

Chattanooga lawmakers to seek AG opinion on hospital’s possible Open Meetings law violation

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reported in a story that Chattanooga state lawmakers plan to seek an opinion from the Tennessee Attorney General on whether a local publicly funded hospital Continue Reading