Some time back we had Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett on Inside Tennessee. At the time, he said that he wanted information connected to a school system reading program he helped established several years ago, and that school leaders were resisting his request.
Since then, some other media outlets have picked up the story.
Well, yesterday, Burchett - saying he was frustrated that officials hadn't given him the data he wanted - filed an official open records request for it.
That's messed up. No, seriously. Public officials shouldn't have to do this.
Anyhoo, you can read the entire story, RIGHT SMACK HERE.