sunshine laws http://wmot.org en Burriss on Media: Open Meetings http://wmot.org/post/burriss-media-open-meetings <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BURRISS)&nbsp;&nbsp;--&nbsp;&nbsp;It&rsquo;s amazing sometimes how what we think of as obscure laws can have such unforeseen consequences. For example, all of a sudden the Tennessee Open Meeting law is in the news, with some unexpected results.<br /> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 12:00:31 +0000 Dr. Larry Burriss 11756 at http://wmot.org Burriss on Media: Open Meetings No Changes to Tenn. Sunshine Laws This Year http://wmot.org/post/no-changes-tenn-sunshine-laws-year <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) &mdash; House Speaker Beth Harwell is voicing opposition to efforts to water down Tennessee&#39;s open meetings laws. She&rsquo;s calling on a Republican colleague to drop a bill that seeks to make changes to the current rules.</p> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 13:09:25 +0000 Associated Press 6330 at http://wmot.org Father of Tenn. Open Government Laws Dies http://wmot.org/post/father-tenn-open-government-laws-dies <p>Nashville attorney Alfred H. Knight III shaped many of the laws that forced Tennessee to open records and meetings to the public and journalists.</p> Thu, 13 Oct 2011 16:42:10 +0000 Mike Osborne 1009 at http://wmot.org