Earlier today, we were made aware of the Supreme Court’s decision concerning the Long Beach Harbor. The Supreme Court has again reaffirmed the Legislature’s grant of authority to the Secretary of State to act as the agent for the State of Mississippi as trustee of the public trust tidelands. As your Secretary of State, and Trustee of public trust tidelands, every citizen in the State of Mississippi can count on me to defend the public's interests in this important resource. The Supreme Court’s decision today is narrowly tailored to decades-old agreements between the City of Long Beach and Long Beach Harbor Resort, as well as the agreements between the City and the State of Mississippi. We will honor the court's ruling.
Secretary of State
State of Mississippi
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Elizabeth Holbert Jonson