So what ever happened to the fees to inspect bill?

Last year at this time, open government advocates in the state had successfully convinced lawmakers to delay action on an ill-conceived proposal to allow government to charge fees to inspect Continue Reading

Murfreesboro Post: Sen. Jim Tracy – ‘I’m never gonna run that bill’

The Murfreesboro Post caught up with state Sen Jim Tracy, R-Shelbyville, after the public hearings this week. Tracy, at the request of the  Tennessee School Boards Association, sponsored their bill Continue Reading

Public hearings, survey to gather citizen, government input on public records fee proposal

Three public hearings will be held around the state in September to gather opinions and input about a legislative proposal to allow local and state government agencies to charge fees Continue Reading

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

News Sentinel: Bill would charge extra fees for public records

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports in its Sunday edition what Knox County school board members think of an effort  by the Tennessee School Boards Association to change the law so Continue Reading