The state office responsible for helping Tennesseans gain access to public records and entrance to government meetings isn't keeping up with its workload — in some cases lagging more than a year behind in responding to citizens' requests for help, an audit released Wednesday found.
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It isn't often that insurers and hospitals come together on an issue involving payments, but that's what seems to be happening in reaction to a new study being funded by the state's Department of Financial Services.
Both groups worry that this project, which aims to add transparency to contract process between private hospitals and private insurance companies, could reveal proprietary information, and produce results that will be taken out of context.
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Public employees asked to provide common records during a statewide test of Ohio's open records laws in April followed the law in nine of every 10 requests, according to audit results that found much higher compliance than a similar survey a decade ago.
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