SUN HERALD | Editorial: Tate Reeves’ agenda would strengthen transparency

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves’ legislative agenda includes two important steps the Legislature should take to make government in the Magnolia State more transparent.

Reeves wants public hospital boards — such as the one that oversees Singing River Health System — to abide by the state’s Open Meetings Act.

And his recommendations to reform state contracting laws would bring unprecedented disclosure to that process.

As the presiding officer of the state Senate, Reeves is in a powerful position to make such things happen. We hope to hear Gov. Phil Bryant champion the same reforms.