SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - It looks like the state legislature is going to do the right thing when it comes to money coming to the state from BP. BP will pay Mississippi $750 million over 17 years for economic damages caused by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil disaster in the Gulf.
The state senate approved a measure to put the money into a new Gulf Coast Restoration fund. We agree the economic damage was done here on the coast and talk of sharing dollars with other sections of the state is wrong.
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