Coastal money survives debate

From the

The state’s $5.3 billion spending plan for construction projects was passed by the House Friday despite debate over plans to spend millions on coastal restoration and keeping the Saints in New Orleans.

But lawmakers stopped short of adopting the companion legislation needed to pay for the work.

House Bill 2 prioritizes the construction and renovation of roads, levees, sewerage systems, buildings and other infrastructure. It also contains $300 million in surplus money assigned by Gov. Bobby Jindal for coastal restoration, a line item that came under fire during debate.

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~ by vermilionaire on May 16, 2009.

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