Open meetings advocates fear governor’s order provides excuse to limit public access

By , Daily Memphian Updated: July 07, 2020 3:24 PM CT | Published: July 07, 2020 4:00 AM CT

The Sierra Club’s Scott Banbury raises questions about the governor's move to extend electronic meetings for local governments, while the Tennessee Coalition for Open Government says it creates a "convenient" loophole for councils and commissions to avoid public comment.

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Scott Banbury Deborah Fisher Bill Lee Mark Billingsley Patrice Robinson
Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard is a Nashville-based reporter with more than 30 years of journalism experience as a writer, editor and columnist covering the state Legislature and Tennessee politics for The Daily Memphian.


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