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.
Read More… from Temmessee House, Senate back public notices
Opinion from The Nashville City Paper:
For months last year, I kept asking members of the Coalition for Open Government and the Tennessee Press Association if they knew anything about the history of the Tennessee Public Records Act of 1957.
Read More… from Kent Flanagan: For Sunshine Week, Kent Flanagan looks at history of Tennessee Public Records Act of 1957
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:
Read More… from Special Edition: NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for November 23, 2012
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.
Read More… from Knoxville News Sentinel wins national FOI award