Breaking Gene Taylor Press Release: Still Stuck on Stupid at FEMA


 

CONGRESSMAN GENE TAYLOR

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

FOURTH DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI

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2269 Rayburn HOB

Washington, DC 20515

(202) 225-5772

Fax (202) 225-7074

 
 

For Immediate Release                   Contact: Ana Maria Rosato  
August 25, 2009                                                (202) 253-1308

                                                                                                               
 

U.S. Rep. Gene Taylor (D-Miss) Congratulates Harrison County

School District for Leadership in Reigning in Government Spending

While Getting Job Done

(Gulfport, Miss.) – A recent audit by the FEMA inspector General disclosed that the Harrison County School District saved taxpayers $4.1 million. The school district had been awarded $20.9 million in Hazard Mitigation Grants to build the new D’Iberville and West Harrison High Schools to the highest standards to function as shelters. The school district was able to contract for and complete the work for $16.8 million.

“Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, the FEMA audit did not thank the school district for saving $4.1 million in taxpayer funds.” stated Rep. Gene Taylor (D-Miss). Instead, FEMA criticized the state for not reprogramming the million funds to other projects right away. Continue reading “Breaking Gene Taylor Press Release: Still Stuck on Stupid at FEMA”