MS senator says state attorney general is 'overstepping' on road project decision

JACKSON, MS (WLOX) - A letter from State Senator Brice Wiggins is the latest development in a controversial road project in Jackson, Mississippi.

Wiggins wrote to Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, stating his belief that Hood is "overstepping in an investigation into the project."

Hood began looking into a road project in Flowood amid questions about whether Leiutenant Governor Tate Reeves used political influence in the project.

In this letter, Wiggins says while he supports investigation into possible public corruption, he wants to protect the relationships he has with constituents. Wiggins stated:

It is not my intent to avoid the truth of an investigation. I want the truth and the citizens of Mississippi deserve public accountability But, it is also not my intent to willingly submit to the actions of the executive branch of government without proper protections in place. Should a valid and proper procedure be put into place then we can talk.

Read Senator Wiggins' full letter to Attorney General Hood below.

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