Tennessean: Handle records requests promptly, responsibly

From The Tennessean‘s Oct. 22 editorial on public records:

As the state wades through the maze of getting public records into the hands of citizens who request them, each person involved should ask themselves what is in the best interest of all Tennesseans. If that basic principle is followed, the state will have a solid open-records system at all levels of government. There must be a strong push to keep records open and available, but it doesn’t take long to recognize that the system could be abused from different directions. The state should be vigilant of the process and be willing to show flexibility when needed.


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