Butterworth: Office’s work aids citizens’ access

Tennessee’s new Open Records Counsel Ann Butterworth penned a column about her office’s work for the Oct. 22 Tennessean.  An excerpt: 

The Tennessee Public Records Act provides Tennessee citizens the right to inspect and receive copies of non-confidential public records in the possession of Tennessee governmental entities.

But citizens trying to understand their rights under the Public Records Act, as well as records custodians trying to comply with the act, often find it confusing.

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