Sunshine Week is March 14-20 which highlights and celebrates access to public information and open government. The best source of information on public records and public access in Tennessee is the Tennessee Coalition for Open Government (typically just called “TCOG”). Sunshine Week is a project of the News Leaders Association. There are a lot of… Continue reading Sunshine Week approaches
Deborah Fisher, executive director of the Tennessee Coalition for Open Government (TCOG), will review legislative changes to the public records act in the past three years, as well as some key court decisions regarding access at an East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists meeting on tonight (Oct. 25). Join us! The meeting will be at… Continue reading Everything you need to know about Tennessee open records
Even Tennessee lawmakers sometimes tire of government open records silliness. During a meeting of the Tennessee Legislature’s Joint Government Operations Committee earlier this week, Sen. Mike Bell, R-Riceville, asked representatives of the Office of the Comptroller of the Treasury, the Department of Transportation and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency to ensure their open records policies… Continue reading Can I take photos of public records?