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

Column: Opioid trial must be completely open

  In 2007, the state of Tennessee and 25 other states reached a $19.5 million settlement agreement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, who they alleged was violating consumer laws in Continue Reading

TCOG, KNS file motion to intervene to keep records open in state’s lawsuit against Purdue Pharma

NEWS from Tennessee Coalition for Open Government: We have filed, along with Jack McElroy, editor of the Knoxville News Sentinel, a motion to intervene in the state’s opioid lawsuit against Continue Reading

Appellate court upholds ruling: Sumner County Schools violated public records law

The Court of Appeals has affirmed a Sumner County trial court’s ruling that the denial of a public records request because it was sent by email violated the Tennessee Public Continue Reading

New laws passed in 2017 affect access to public records

TCOG Legislative Report 2017 Following is a summary of new laws affecting access to government information. They include 7 new exceptions to the Tennessee Public Records Act, 2 existing exemptions partially Continue Reading