Senator Jerry Cooper’s Fine Could Be Reduced

The Southern Standard, by Duane Sherrill — The letter of the law may save former state Sen. Jerry Cooper over $100,000 in fines as the state attorney general has been asked to determine if election finance officials exceeded their authority in assessing a record fine against the veteran lawmaker. Meanwhile, state Republicans are saying partisan…

Attorney Outlines Sunshine Law Rules

The Southern Standard, by Lisa Hobbs — How many elected officials does it take to break the Sunshine Law? Two. One to state their opinion and one who changes how they vote. Breaking the Sunshine Law could be that simple, or it could fall into a gray area that’s more difficult to see. During Tuesday…