Clarion Ledger opines that Sunshine law a waste of time

Taxpayers should understand that this is purely a partisan political fight with little, if any, substance policywise. With the GOP in control, Hood is getting a spanking.

In other words, it is a tremendous waste of legislative time and effort.

The bill most likely is unconstitutional, but even if not, allowing each agency to hire its own politically favored law firm will be costly and will tend to create the problem GOP lawmakers say they are trying to solve. It will be costly and fraught with political favoritism.

Payback may be sweet to GOP lawmakers, but taxpayers expect a more serious agenda. Political chest-beating is best left to the campaigns, not the serious business of the House of Representatives.

Clarion Ledger
2/8/12