Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell http://apr.org en La. AG's Oil Spill Tab Nears $24M http://apr.org/post/la-ags-oil-spill-tab-nears-24m <P>Louisiana's attorney general has spent nearly $24 million building the state's legal case against BP over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. And records show much of the money has gone to outside law firms that have contributed to his campaigns.</P> <P>The $15.4 million that Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has paid to outside lawyers accounts for about two-thirds of his total spending.</P> <P>While Louisiana took a much harder hit than other states during and after the disaster, that spending far exceeds the contract work paid by Caldwell's counterparts. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 22:32:13 +0000 The Associated Press 23206 at http://apr.org La. AG's Oil Spill Tab Nears $24M