MTSU Professor Looks into Open Government Rules and Citizens Having Access to Government Records

Mar 15, 2021 at 07:15 am by WGNS


This week is known as Sunshine Week. It is a week that celebrates the access of public information and those in the community having the right to access records or information the government holds.

With more, here is MTSU Professor of Journalism Larry Burriss…



Tennessee Open Meetings Act:

8-44-101. Policy -- Construction. (a) The general assembly hereby declares it to be the policy of this state that the formation of public policy and decisions is public business and shall not be conducted in secret. (b)This part shall not be construed to limit any of the rights and privileges contained in article I, § 19 of the Constitution of Tennessee.

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