Capitol Press Corps asks to discuss closed meetings of Republican caucus

The Capitol Press Corp has requested to meet with the House’s Republican Caucus Chair, Ryan Williams, R-Cookeville, to discuss an apparent change in policy where journalists are no longer allowed to Continue Reading

Open Records Counsel notes frequent open meetings problems in annual report

Some of the more frequent open meetings problems heard by the state’s Open Records Counsel include governing bodies failing to keep minutes or prepare them promptly, agendas that don’t clearly Continue Reading

Williamson County commissioners hold private meetings to interview school board replacement

Two Williamson County commissioners are holding private meetings with candidates to decide who should fill an open position on the Williamson County School Board, but the county commission attorney says their Continue Reading

Tennessee Open Meetings Act more than a checklist

It’s not every day that a citizen gets cuffed, arrested and ejected from a public meeting in Tennessee. But that’s what happened, famously, to Eddie Overholt in Greene County last Continue Reading

Open Records Counsel tells Greene County mayor citizens must be able hear at meetings

The state’s Open Records Counsel warned Greene County Mayor Alan Broyles in a letter Monday that the law requires citizens to be able to hear deliberations and decisions at public Continue Reading