Haslam Wants Standardized Open-Records Process

Gov. Bill Haslam is calling for a standardized process to guide how state agencies handle requests for public documents. Saying that "blanket fishing expeditions" threaten to waste government staff-time and taxpayer resources, Haslam has been meeting with interested parties to gather ideas for addressing the patchwork of regulations that govern open-records requests. Some government observers, however, have expressed concern that the proposal will go too far. Read more in TN Report