Jindal wants surplus to help coast $300 million sought from state budget

From NOLA.com

Gov. Bobby Jindal will ask the Legislature to commit $300 million from the 2008 state budget surplus to coastal restoration and hurricane protection projects in the state, he said Friday.

If approved, two-thirds of that money will help buy all the land the Army Corps of Engineers has said it needs to finish improving the federal flood defense system to protect against a 100-year hurricane.

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~ by vermilionaire on February 19, 2009.

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