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

TCOG joins open meetings lawsuit against Registry of Election Finance board over email vote

In an effort to uphold the Open Meetings Act, the Tennessee Coalition for Open Government today joined news media organizations, journalists and press associations in filing an open meetings lawsuit Continue Reading

Judge rules Fall Creek Falls privatization records should be released

In a win for government transparency, Davidson County Chancellor Bill Young ruled today that government records requested by the Nashville Scene regarding the privatization of Fall Creek Falls State Park Continue Reading