Judge: Registry of Election Finance board violated Open Meetings Act with secret vote by email

Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle ruled today that the Registry of Election Finance violated the Open Meetings Act when it voted by email outside of a public meeting to accept a Continue Reading

Chancellor to hear arguments in open meetings case against election finance board at 10 a.m. today

Chancellor Ellen Lyle is scheduled to hear arguments today in an open meetings lawsuit filed by several news media organizations and Tennessee Coalition for Open Government against the Tennessee Registry Continue Reading

Joe Towns’ threat to challenge finance disclosure law influenced secret vote to reduce his fines

Longtime Memphis lawmaker Joe Towns threatened to file a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Tennessee’s campaign finance disclosure laws if a settlement of Towns’ outstanding fines was not accepted, members Continue Reading