TCOG lists 13 exemptions, exemption categories that need revision or elimination

Tennessee Coalition for Open Government recently provided the Open Records Ad Hoc Committee 13 exemptions or categories of exemptions that are interfering with the public’s right to know what government Continue Reading

Should reporters censor information from government proceedings? Of course not

The Tennessee Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments on Oct. 4 in an important case involving state libel laws and a free press. The appeal before the state’s highest court Continue Reading

TCOG makes recommendations for vetting state’s public records exemptions

The new Joint Open Records Ad Hoc Committee, formed to consider the growing number of public records exemptions, held its first meeting today. The committee invited TCOG to make a Continue Reading

Three state agencies file hearing notice for public records rules; one bans photos

Three Tennessee state agencies have upcoming public hearings on proposed public records rules. Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 500 Deaderick Street, Ground Continue Reading