HERNANDO — Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant is appointing a DeSoto County senator as chairman of the money-minding committee in the Mississippi Senate.
Sen. Doug Davis of Hernando is moving up from the vice chairmanship of the Appropriations Committee.
As chairman, Davis succeeds fellow Republican Alan Nunnelee of Tupelo, who gave up the top job on Appropriations and resigned from the state Senate this week as he prepares to become a U.S. congressman.
Davis had been chairman of the Universities and Colleges Committee. Bryant moved Republican Perry Lee of Mendenhall into that spot, which opened up the chairmanship of the Forestry Committee.
Bryant named Republican Giles Ward of Philadelphia as chairman of the Forestry Committee.
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