JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi officials say they have an agreement with the federal government to show how existing jobs were preserved with federal money at the state-owned Port of Gulfport. The U.S. Department of […]
By JEFF AMY
The Associated Press
JACKSON, Mississippi — Eight years after Hurricane Katrina slammed the Gulf Coast, Mississippi still hasn’t spent almost $1 billion in federal money dedicated to recovery from the storm.
The remaining $872 million is part of $5.5 billion Congress gave the state to rebound from Katrina, which struck in August 2005, killed 238 people in Mississippi and caused tens of billions of dollars in damage, most heavily in coastal counties… […]
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A legislative watchdog report warns that Mississippi’s state-owned Port of Gulfport may not meet a goal of creating 1,300 jobs from its Hurricane Katrina recovery program until 2035.
The report by the Joint Legislative Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review was released Friday after months of delays… […]