June 18, 2007

Tennessee to Hire Open Records Ombuds

Having secured money in the state's budget, Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen is now looking to hire an ombuds to work with citizens seeking documents that are available under the Public Records Act. Although it is not clear whether the position will be classical or organizational in nature, the state comptroller's office is drafting a job description and determining which qualifications will be considered necessary. The job will pay up to $100,000. (AP.)

(Related posts Tennessee Law Blog Highlights Ombuds; Tennessee Open Meetings Dispute Leads to Calls for Ombuds.)

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