MDOT director again drawing fire

Crude remarks Mississippi Department of Transportation Executive Director Butch Brown made about the federal transportation secretary at a national meeting has led an MDOT commissioner to again call for Brown’s resignation.

But other officials are not joining in, citing Brown’s health problems.

Brown said he recently found out his prostate cancer is back for a third time. On Monday, he was making plans to undergo surgery at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

“Right now, I’m dealing with my death,” Brown said.

However, Central District Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall called for Brown’s resignation.

Clarion-Ledger
11/9/10