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Newspaper wants ruling from Ethics Commission on emails

TUPELO — A Tupelo newspaper is asking the Mississippi Ethics Commission for advice on whether an email between the mayor and a department head regarding city business is exempt from the public records law. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal is seeking access to emails between Mayor Jason Shelton and former city Development Services director BJ Teal. Tupelo city attorney Ben ...

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Tougher penalty proposed for Miss. secret meetings

MICHAEL NEWSOM The Sun Herald Several lawmakers are pushing big changes to Mississippi’s open meetings law again this year — legislation a House committee chairman killed with a last-minute maneuver in 2010. Higher fines, as well as proposals to make officials pay instead of taxpayers when there’s a violation, died last year. Opponents said they worried about the financial burdens ...

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