Florida may try to close a budget gap by billing BP (BP -2.7%) more than $1B - which it wants...

|About: BP p.l.c. (BP)|By:, SA News Editor

Florida may try to close a budget gap by billing BP (BP -2.7%) more than $1B - which it wants paid separately so the state isn't competing with its own citizens. Meanwhile, a "bottom kill" of BP's leaky gulf well is still weeks away, with the operation scheduled to start the week of Sept. 6.