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Monday, May 20 2013 6:41 PM EDT2013-05-20 22:41:59 GMT
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday. Once deputies arrived to the home theyMore >>
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday.More >>
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
When it comes to overseeing land in Mississippi, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says there's a push from state leaders to change how a certain percentage of it is handled and it's a bad idea.
"Every year we get the same thing. Somebody wants to change the process and go back to where we were 40 years ago," declares Hosemann.
It's all over 16th section land, also known as school trust lands. There's more than 640,000 acres of it across Mississippi; all of it set aside for the benefit of public schools. A common use is hunting leases.
It's all managed by a system that includes school boards, boards of supervisors, the forestry commission and the secretary of state's office. Some lawmakers, however, want to give control of those lands directly to local school districts which Hosemann says would lead to misuse.
"When you take any oversight out of this, we're going to go back to sweetheart deals and every year some member of the legislature, and they've already started, come up with some idea to go back to sweetheart deals," said Hosemann.
Hosemann says the system in place generates about $90 million a year for school districts. He says that's a testament to it working. As supervisory trustee overseeing management and leasing of those lands, Hosemann says lawmakers need to leave the system alone.
"We can't just run a billion dollars worth of property in one little school board. They've got other things to do, like educate kids," said Hosemann.
As of Monday morning, a bill looking to make the change had not been filed at the state capitol, but Hosemann expects it will.
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