Snowden and Burton Relent, EdBuild Contract Released to DFA for Publication

By MississippI PEP Staff | November 22nd, 2016 at 8:07 am

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Filed Under: Education, Ethics, Greg Snowden, Legislature, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, News, Politics, Spending

Legislative leaders announced that they will be releasing the details of recent contract.

This came after debate of a recent House policy that restricts the public’s access to state records, such as contracts the state has entered into. A House committee passed the policy the day leaders said they would consider releasing the details of the state’s contract with EdBuild, the group hired to potentially rewrite Mississippi education-funding formula.

Mississippi Senate President Pro Tempore Terry Burton and House Speaker Pro Tempore Greg Snowden made a statement Monday afternoon saying after further discussions, they now plan on posting the contract to the Transparency Mississippi website.

Part of the statement is below:

“Over the last four days as House and Senate leadership continued to study the issue, Legislative legal staff concluded the contract should be posted to the Transparency Mississippi website. The contract has been released to the Department of Finance and Administration to be posted on the Transparency Mississippi website.”