Temmessee House, Senate back public notices

From Times-Gazette:

The Tennessee House of Representatives gave final approval March 25 to the Tennessee Press Association-supported bill requiring newspapers that publish public notices to post them on their local website and also to www.tnpublicnotice.com — TPA’s statewide aggregate website.

The bill, which takes effect April 1, 2014, also stipulates those extra services will be at no extra charge.


Special Edition: NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for November 23, 2012

We so liked the State FOIA Friday this week, we thought we’d give it this second and special edition.

A few state FOIA and local open government news items selected from many of interest that we might or might not have drawn attention to earlier in the week:


Knoxville News Sentinel wins national FOI award

From Knoxville News Sentinel:

The News Sentinel received the Freedom of Information Award from the Associated Press Managing Editors during the journalism organization’s national convention this week in Nashville.

The award recognizes journalists or newspapers who advance freedom of information, make good use of FOI principles or statutes, or significantly widen the scope of information available to the public.