Tate Reeves on Government Reform
Emails with PERS revealed by public records request
AG Jim Hood's opinion [on PERS retirement rules] apparently created a buzz among the Republican legislative leadership based on the correspondence they had with the administrators of the retirement system. The correspondence of legislators has long
been exempt from the state's public records laws, but Mississippi Today was able to obtain that correspondence through a public records request to the Public Employees Retirement System.
Emails and others correspondence reveal that numerous key
Republican legislators, including Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, were receiving updates on how the PERS Board of Trustees might change its regulations to adhere to the AG's opinion. Hood said, "They should have to list those with whom they meet on legislation or
who wines & dines them."
When asked about Reeves' involvement, a spokesperson said, "The PERS board is working on regulations that adhere to federal law & maintain the health of the plan, and Lt. Gov. Reeves looks forward to seeing what they produce."
Source: Mississippi Today on 2019 Mississippi Gubernatorial race
, Mar 14, 2019
Sunshine Act: transparent process for awarding contracts
He fought for transparency for how agencies spend taxpayers' dollars. Agencies are now required to post budget requests and disclose each source of revenue. Stronger reporting requirements were placed on taxpayer-funded incentive programs. He pushed
the passage of the AG "Sunshine Act," which requires a transparent process for awarding legal contracts. The boards of public hospitals are required to operate in the sunlight so employees, patients and taxpayers can monitor the fiscal management.
Source: 2019 MS Governor campaign website LtGovReeves.ms.gov
, Mar 21, 2018
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