Turner seeking further oversight of state bid process

Even as federal officials continue to investigate the alleged scheme where former Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps received bribes for the awarding of contracts to private companies, legislative leaders say they are looking for ways to further strengthen a committee designed to provide oversight of the state bid process.

Both Rep. Jerry Turner, R-Baldwyn, and John Polk, R-Hattiesburg, the respective chairs of their chambers’ Accountability, Efficiency and Transparency Committee, said they are working together on ways to strengthen the oversight abilities of the Personal Service Contract Review Board.

Daily Journal
6/13/16