September 13, 2019
State Auditor Shad White, in a Thursday report, says the commission has spent $1.9 million without filed contracts and can't document another $965,000 in spending from the $2.9 million total it has received. White says Delta State University, which has been handling the commission's money since it was established in 2006, should repay the $965,000 if it can't document how it was spent. Photo courtesy Mississippi Center for Public Policy
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Mississippi's state auditor says accounting and contracting problems at the state's Blues Commission are so severe that the commission should be abolished and its responsibilities handed to the nonprofit Mississippi ...