Tennessee Coalition for Open Government’s Deborah Fisher on the Likelihood of Robby Starbuck’s Inclusion on TN-5 GOP Ballot

Tuesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed Tennessee Coalition for Open Government’s Executive Director Deborah Fisher, to the newsmaker line to comment upon the recent ruling by Judge Russell Perkins to the Tennessee Republican Party to reinstate Robby Starbuck as a GOP candidate for Tennessee’s Fifth Congressional District.

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Tennessee Coalition for Open Government Director Deborah Fisher Talks About the Tri-State Pact and Gives an Update on McKinsey Report Open Records

Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed Tennessee Coalition for Open Government Director Deborah Fisher to the newsmakers line to discuss the status of the McKinsey COVID response open records request and the Tri-state Pact economic development plans.

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Tennessee Coalition for Open Government Executive Director Deborah Fisher Explains the Application of the Deliberative Process Privilege in Nashville Post Lawsuit

Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed Tennessee Coalition for Open Government’s Deborah Fisher to the newsmaker line to weigh in on the Nashville Post lawsuit and to outline deliberative process privilege.

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Tennessee Coalition for Open Government Executive Director Deborah Fisher Discusses Its Mission

Thursday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Tennessee Coalition for Open Government’s Executive Director Deborah Fisher in studio to talk about their mission.

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Tennessee Coalition for Open Government Executive Director Deborah Fisher on the Clawback Provisions of the Ford Deal

Thursday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Tennessee Coalition for Open Government’s Deborah Fisher to the studio who outlined the issues of clawback provisions related to large corporation deals.

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Ridgetop Mayor Accused of Giving Little Public Notice He Would Scrap Police Department

  The Tennessee Coalition for Open Government has criticized how Ridgetop’s mayor and aldermen had little to no transparency when alerting the public that they might vote to do away with the city’s police department. As The Tennessee Star reported this month, Ridgetop City Council members voted to do away…

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State House Subcommittee Allows Businesses Receiving Taxpayer Funds to Continue to Determine What Becomes Public Information by Claiming ‘Trade Secret’

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – A bill that would have shed light on taxpayer funded payments by Tennessee state and local governments to private entities was killed at its first stop in the House Public Service & Employees Subcommittee. By an obvious voice vote on HB 0370, Chairman Bob Ramsey (R-Maryville) ruled…

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State Rep. William Lamberth Seeks to Limit Public Records Access to as Little as Three Requests a Year

If government officials accuse you of filing one too many public records requests, then they could use the courts to penalize you under a proposed bill at this year’s Tennessee General Assembly. State Rep. William Lamberth (R-Cottontown) introduced the bill this session. As written, a government official could seek an…

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