Initiative 42 campaign: Reeves, Gunn violating records law

The campaign for the citizen-sponsored education funding Initiative 42 says Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and Speaker of the House Philip Gunn are refusing to release emails in accordance with the state’s public records law.

On Aug. 11, The 42 For Better Schools Campaign requested copies of any and all emails mentioning Initiative 42 or Initiative 42-A, the legislative alternative to Initiative 42. The campaign requested the communication to or between staff members and employees of the Office of the Speaker of the House and Office of the Lieutenant Governor.

Both Reeves and Gunn, who are opponents of Initiative 42, referred the records request to the appropriate committees in the House and Senate.