CHARLIE MITCHELL: Mississippi is better than a D+ when it comes to open records


Complaining about too little access to public information has been a lifelong pursuit for me. Still, I think a “D+” grade assigned to Mississippi by a national group is too low.

This state has plenty of good laws and plenty of verbal support for transparency at the highest levels of state government. The train jumps the track in a couple of areas, including enforcement and, frankly, interest by journalists and the public.

Sun Herald