The Clarion-Ledger Editorial, 3/29/9

Media representatives have to deal with recalcitrant officials all too often when it comes to seeking information.

It is just part of the job, although it shouldn’t have to be. At least we have the ability to inform the public when it happens and resources to oppose violations of the law.

When a Jackson City Council member has trouble getting information, it shows just how bad attitudes are when it comes to openness.

Ward 1 Councilman Jeff Weill has been in an ongoing battle trying to get payroll information. It is not idle meddling; Weill has to help develop and vote on a budget. He needs to know where the money is going.