sunshine week

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Fri March 16, 2012
Tenn. Sunshine Law Enacted in 1974

"Sunshine Week" Observed in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — This is Sunshine Week in Tennessee, a celebration of efforts to keep government business transparent. Sunshine Week is observed annually by news organizations and open government advocates.

The statutes that regulate public and media access to government information are often referred to as Sunshine Laws.  Tennessee’s sunshine law was adopted in 1974 in reaction to the Water Gate scandal.

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