JACKSON, Miss. (WLOX) – Before wrapping up the 2022 legislative session, the Senate confirmed Governor Tate Reeve’s reappointment of Gulfport Attorney Al Hopkins as Chairman of the Gaming Commission. It’s a position Hopkins has held since 2015 and he will now serve a third term.
The confirmation was held up by Senate Gaming Chair David Blount, who was the only senator to vote against confirming Hopkins.
In a statement Blount held his ground saying, “I am opposed to confirming a Gaming Commissioner who will not give a straight answer on expanding gaming on the Gulf Coast. I voted ‘No’ on Mr. Hopkins’ nomination.”
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