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Open Records Advocates Question Number of Tennessee Exemptions

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· Story link Tennessee lawmakers have written 250 exemptions to the state’s public records law since it was first adopted…

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Tennessee lawmakers have written 250 exemptions to the state’s public records law since it was first adopted in 1957, leading open government advocates to contend the law is too easy to modify and lawmakers are too responsive to special interests who seek greater privacy. They also contend the exemptions are too broad, resulting in too much government secrecy, the Tennessean reports. (3/31/08)