Video about Florida Senate approving plan for distribution of Triumph Gulf Coast money to Escambia and seven other Panhandle counties.
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Nearly two years after its first meeting, the board of Triumph Gulf Coast voted to officially incorporate.

The board voted at a meeting Monday at Florida State University’s Panama City campus to authorize Allan Bense, board chairman, to file incorporation documents once Gov. Rick Scott signs the bill transferring the first $300 million payment of BP’s $1.5 billion settlement for the 2010 oil spill.

Legislation authorizing the transfer to Triumph Gulf Coast passed during the last week of the 2017 legislative session. Now, the only thing…