JACKSON, MS (WLOX) - Gov. Phil Bryant is asking state legislators to put what's left of the BP settlement money into a reserve fund.
According to the budget proposal from the governor's office, Bryant wants to see the $100 million placed in an account to grow interest.
Bryant says the funds should go toward a large project that will impact not only the Gulf Coast, but the entire State of Mississippi.
According to Bryant, more than $496 million from the settlement has already been spent on projects aimed at restoring Mississippi's natural resources along the coast and growing economic development.