Lawmakers question redaction of vendor names

Proposed legislation clarifying a 2016 law that made identities of certain government vendors confidential passed out of a Senate committee and House subcommittee this week after questions from lawmakers. An amendment Continue Reading

15 decisions on public records by the Tennessee Legislature in 2016

This year, Tennessee lawmakers punted on public records bills that could have created new access rights to see police body camera video and files of finished investigations into officer-involved shootings. Continue Reading

Vendor confidentiality bill moves out of key House committee

A Haslam administration bill that would make confidential the names of vendors who provide goods and services “used to protect government property, government employee information, or citizen information” passed out Continue Reading