Louisiana Political News Wire
'Legacy lawsuit' deal nears, lawmakers say
Legislators negotiating a way to address the controversial “legacy lawsuit” issue said Thursday the compromise, which has eluded oil companies and landowners for months, could come as soon as next week. “I would not be surprised if we don’t have something acceptable to both sides by mid-week,” said state Sen. Gerald Long, chairman of the Senate Natural Resources Committee who said he spoke to the lead legislative negotiators earlier on Thursday.
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