Writing for the Tennessee Coalition for Open Government, Deborah Fisher reports on a Davidson County chancellor's ruling "that the Tennessee Registry of Election Finance violated the Open Meetings Act by holding an email vote — outside a public meeting and without public notice — to approve a settlement with a lawmaker, substantially reducing his outstanding fines."
Seeking open-meetings loophole not in public's interest
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