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AG Caldwell asks for money for oil spill case

5 years ago May 28, 2010 May 28, 2010 Friday, May 28 2010 Friday, May 28, 2010 11:33:35 AM CDT in News
By: Associated Press

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is asking state lawmakers to beef up his budget, by $27 million over
two years, so he can prepare for an oil spill lawsuit.

Caldwell has yet to say who he'll sue or when he'll file such a lawsuit.

He says "at some point in the future" his office will sue.

But on Friday, he asked the Senate Finance Committee for $2 million more for his budget before the current fiscal year ends June 30.

And he asked the committee to add $25 million to his 2010-11 budget.

He says he needs the money to hire oil spill experts, to collect evidence and to contract with outside lawyers.

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