Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann presented a check Tuesday for more than $9.7 million to the Coast’s legislative delegation and the Mississippi Department of Resources to benefit Mississippi Coast residents.
It is the largest tidelands amount ever returned to the Gulf Coast, according to a release from Hosemann’s office.
“The tidelands check is a crucial component to preserving the culture of the Mississippi Gulf Coast,” said Hosemann. “The Mississippi Legislature and the Secretary of State’s Office are committed to maximizing the benefit of our State owned lands and the preservation of our Coastal areas. This $9,755,926.46 is an integral part of ensuring that goal.”