AP Analysis: Mississippi to check nonprofit groups

JACKSON — Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says he has pleased and displeased many inside and outside state government in pursuit of election law changes, 16th Section land reforms, securities law amendments and burial contracts regulation.

Maybe that should be enough for a first term.

But the Republican has already found another target — nonprofit groups. He says there are thousands registered in Mississippi and thousands more go on the rolls every year.

Hosemann, who has been an attorney for nearly three decades, says no one knows if all the groups still deserve that nonprofit status, but he intends to find out.