Gov. Bryant ask lawmakers to commit $15 million of BP money to Keesler gate project

WLOX News Now has learned that some of Mississippi’s BP recovery money will help fund a new, more secure entrance to Keesler Air Force Base.

On Thursday, Gov. Phil Bryant asked lawmakers to commit $15 million in recovery funds for the project. Biloxi Mayor FoFo Gilich labeled a new Keesler gate as his number one priority, a move Gilich says will protect Keesler from future BRAC initiatives.