There’s a new watchblog in Memphis, Tennessee: Smart City Memphis. Weighing in on ongoing efforts in the Tennessee legislature to muck around with that state’s open records law, Smart City Memphis takes no prisoners.
State Rep. Ulysses Jones must have been frightened by sunshine while he was in his crib.
Only a childhood trauma could have given him such an obsession in eroding the transparency and openness of government with his amendments to weaken Tennessee’s open meetings (Sunshine Law) and public records laws.
Every Tennessean should be up in arms. This isn’t about journalists having a harder time to report on the inner workings of government. More to the point, it’s about erecting obstacles to the public’s right to know.