ACOG subcommittee to meet on Friday to review college president search confidentiality

A subcommittee of the Advisory Committee on Open Government will meet on Friday to review a 2018 change in the law that expanded confidentiality for college president candidates at state Continue Reading

Commercial Appeal: Bill would require Tennessee governments to disclose payments to companies

The Commercial Appeal recently did a story about a bill in the Legislature, supported by TCOG, that would solve the issue of business entities claiming that government documents about payments Continue Reading

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

UT uses new exemption to keep confidential how much it pays investment, hedge fund managers

Daniel Connolly wrote today in the Knoxville News Sentinel about how the University of Tennessee lobbied for a public records law exemption that is now being used to hide how Continue Reading

TCOG’s 2018 Legislative Report

Following is TCOG’s 2018 legislative report on changes related to public records and open meetings. The 110th General Assembly of Tennessee adjourned April 25. 1 – Selection of state college Continue Reading