Thursday, November 02, 2006
By MICHELLE MILLHOLLON
Advocate Capitol News Bureau
Former state Rep. Bryant Hammett is the new secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries — his third state government job in a six-month span.
Hammett said he plans to continue operating his business and hopes his new job will give him more flexibility to keep the firm going.
He said he imagines he will spend a lot of time on the road, where he can make phone calls related to his business while en route to his state job commitments.
Hammett said the recovery job left little time outside the weekends to tend to his engineering firm.
LPNS COMMENTARY: Hammett was cited each year following his ethics disclosure deadline for doing millions of dollars of business with local governments. As a legislator and committee chairman many saw this as a conflict of interest. What about as a state department head?