TBI files can be secret even when entered as evidence, Criminal Appeals Court says

Last week, the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals ruled that Tennessee Bureau of Investigation files could remain confidential even when they are entered as evidence in a court trial. The Continue Reading

Newspapers delve into alleged Sunshine Law violations in zoning vote

The Knoxville News Sentinel in its Sunday edition digs into a lawsuit alleging violations of the Open Meetings Act in Greene County when approval was given to rezone land for a Continue Reading

Lawsuit probes secrecy in economic development

By Deborah Fisher Executive Director of Tennessee Coalition for Open Government When government officials get into the business of economic development, they usually face the choice between transparency and secrecy. Continue Reading