Group releasing watchdog report on Port of Gulfport

After holding onto a watchdog report on state port spending for three months, the PEER Committee of state legislators voted unanimously Tuesday afternoon to release it.

Director Max Arinder said the report should be available to the public Friday. Rules dictate the Legislature and governor receive PEER reports 24 hours ahead of the public so they have time to digest the contents.

Gov. Phil Bryant, the Mississippi Development Authority and state port officials had wanted what they consider errors corrected before the report’s release. MDA and the port sent Arinder a response to the report in June, when it first appeared on the Joint Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review agenda.

Sun Herald