Bennett takes over watchdog leadership

Rep. Richard Bennett of Long Beach will run the Legislature’s watchdog arm, the Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review Committee.

“This is an honor I don’t take lightly,” Bennett, who took over the PEER chairmanship from Sen. Tommy Gollott of Biloxi on Jan. 2, said in a press release. “The PEER Committee works hard to provide legislators with tools that will allow them to make the best possible decisions for the people of Mississippi, and I’m pleased to lead that effort.”

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