Mayor appreciative of state’s efforts on rent issue

“I want to say thank you to Gov. Phil Bryant and our local legislative delegation and to all of our legislators for correcting this wrong,” Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich said today after a bill to return $606,000 in rent money to the city passed in Jackson Monday.

The city had argued that the money, rent money paid by the Golden Nugget to the city through the state., was inadvertently transferred to the state’s general fund.

“Gov. Bryant made sure that the issue was part of the special session,” Gilich said, “and we appreciate his efforts in getting it resolved. It was an important issue to the taxpayers of Biloxi, and he realized that.”