Three town hall meetings scheduled to discuss spending BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster money

FILE - In this June 3, 2010, file photo, a Brown Pelican sits on the beach at East Grand Terre Island on the Louisiana coast after being drenched in oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. A federal judge in New Orleans granted final approval on Monday, April 4, 2016, to an estimated $20 billion settlement, resolving years of litigation over the spill. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
FILE - In this June 3, 2010, file photo, a Brown Pelican sits on the beach at East Grand Terre Island on the Louisiana coast after being drenched in oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. A federal judge in New Orleans granted final approval on Monday, April 4, 2016, to an estimated $20 billion settlement, resolving years of litigation over the spill. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves has scheduled three town hall meetings to talk about how to spend $750 million in Deepwater Horizon oil disaster money.

The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2cjprqo) the first meeting will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Lyman Community Center in Gulfport.

The second meeting will be at 11 a.m. Oct. 20 at Diamondhead City Hall.

The third meeting will be at 2 p.m. Nov. 30 at the Fine Arts Auditorium of the Gulf Coast Community College’s Gautier campus.

Reeves has said he would like to see the majority of the funds spent in south Mississippi.

The state is set to receive $750 million over 15 years from the settlement to offset economic losses from the disaster.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com

 

 

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