Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant has nominated state Representative Mark Formby of Picayune to the three-member Workers Compensation Commission. Formby served in the House since 1993 and helped push a 2012 reform bill that put restrictions in place for workers who are injured with drugs or alcohol in their systems, among other provisions. Previously, intoxication had to be the “proximate cause” of the injury. If confirmed to the commission by the state Senate, Formby would resign from the House and begin his new job next month. The term runs through December 2022. He would succeed Liles Williams.
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