Charlie Mitchell: Bryant Making Good on Pledge for Tighter Controls

Two bills passed the Senate unanimously last week, wining immediate praise from Bryant. One would remove leasing prison farmland from Mississippi Department of Corrections control and the other would move the Inmate Welfare Fund (proceeds from canteen sales) away from MDOC and to the state treasurer. Both were under the guidance of Sen. Sean Tindell, R-Gulfport.

Also alive in the Legislature after the initial round of deadlines are three bills — two in the Senate and one in the House — that would impose more accountability for no-bid and single-source contracts.

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