Knox County mayor proposes removing photography ban on public records

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett has proposed changing the county’s public records policy to remove the ban on taking pictures of public records, a ban that was adopted when the 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