A national study gives Mississippi a
failing grade for its government sunshine laws.
Mississippi is not alone. Thirty-eight states got an "F" in
the 2007 study by the Better Government Association and the
National Freedom of Information Coalition.
Open access to public meetings and public records is essential
to government accountability, yet Mississippi's laws are full of
exemptions that perpetuate a culture of secrecy.
Legislation is being filed this year in the Mississippi
Legislature to tighten some of the state's open-records exemptions
and to give people a better chance to see the workings of their
local and state governments.
Those governments are supported by the taxpayers' hard-earned
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Forty-nine contestants are vying for the coveted title of Miss Mississippi 2018 and nine of the young women are representing the Pine Belt. Preliminaries for the pageant kicked off June 20 and will end on June 23. This year’s theme is “Simply the Best,” which is what contestants are trying to prove in order to win the crown. The City of Vicksburg welcomed participants on Sunday with Mayor George Flaggs speaking to the group. The pageant consists of inte...More >>