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Chattamatters: Sunshine Laws In The Volunteer State

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Two state laws here in Tennessee give citizens the right to know all of the official business done by their elected leaders.

State sunshine laws aim to increase transparency and protect officials from being excluded by their colleagues.

The only catch: lawmakers at the state level are exempt from one of those laws.

Here’s William Newlin of Chattamatters on open meetings and open records.

Chattamatters is a program of The Enterprise Center.

For more stories, visit chattamatters.com and Chattamatters on social media.

Ray is the host and producer of Scenic Roots, Mondays - Thursdays at 3 PM on WUTC.
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