Scott ready to consider BP settlement plan


The measure (HB 7077), which allocates to eight Gulf Coast counties $300 million of $400 million received by the state last year, was among 37 bills sent to Scott on Thursday.

TALLAHASSEE — A proposal to open the tap on BP oil-spill settlement money for Northwest Florida counties hard hit by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster has reached Gov. Rick Scott’s desk.

The measure (HB 7077), which allocates to eight Gulf Coast counties $300 million of $400 million received by the state last year, was among 37 bills sent to Scott on Thursday.The eight counties — Bay, Escambia, Franklin, Gulf, Okaloosa, […]