New laws passed in 2017 affect access to public records

TCOG Legislative Report 2017 Following is a summary of new laws affecting access to government information. They include 7 new exceptions to the Tennessee Public Records Act, 2 existing exemptions partially Continue Reading

Senate approves bill to open TBI records in police-involved shootings

The Senate this week voted 30-0 to make TBI investigative records in police-involved shootings open to the public after the “prosecutorial function” is finished. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has an Continue Reading

Want to know your legislator’s voting record? Bill tries to make it easier

Are you interested in knowing your legislator’s voting record? State Sen. Lee Harris, D-Memphis, and state Rep. Jason Powell, D-Nashville, have proposed legislation that would make that much easier for the ordinary Continue Reading