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Amy stands by staff changes

Amy stands by staff changes

By: Magnolia Tribune - April 23, 2007

The Clarion-Ledger, 4/23/7

“You’re supposed to get state Board (of Health) approval when you do a major reorganization,” said Max Arinder, executive director of the Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review Committee, which criticized Amy in its 2005 report for reorganizing the department four times in less than two years without board approval.

Under a new law passed by lawmakers and signed by Gov. Haley Barbour, Amy will spend his last day on the job June 30. The Board of Health already has been done away with by lawmakers in an effort to reform a Department of Health that once drew national praise and now is the target of sharp criticism.

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