Editorial: Thanking the legislators defending Tennessee's sunshine law

Corruption news for Tennessee, from the Knoxville News Sentinel:

The effort to gut Tennessee's Open Meetings Act has been called off for this legislative session, a welcome development that shows many in Nashville understand the importance of transparency in local government. House Speaker Beth Harwell stepped in to voice opposition to a bill that would allow members of local legislative bodies to meet in private as long as a quorum isn't present, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.

The sunshine law requires that government bodies like county commissions, school boards and city councils give sufficient public notice of their meetings and bars two or more members from deliberating in secret.

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