Bill fishes for revenue by extending seaward bounds

By Tierra Smith

BATON ROUGE — A resolution asking the federal government to extend the state’s sea boundary nine nautical miles, six miles further that currently the case, has been introduced into the Louisiana Senate.

Republican Sen. Dan Claitor of Baton Rouge, sponsor of Senate Concurrent Resolution 4, argues the expansion could provide between $500 million and a $1 billion in taxes to the state.

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