No Changes Coming for Open Records, Haslam Says

Gov. Bill Haslam will not make any changes to open records policies, the Columbia Daily Herald reports. The governor had studied the processes for eight months, looking at inconsistencies among departments and potential abuses. After the study, he told the Associated Press that his initial fears of potential abuse of the laws had been allayed and that he has instructed his cabinet to expedite records production to the public and the media, and to try to keep costs as low as possible.