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$50 billion plan to save Louisiana coast approved by Legislature

June 5, 2017

The 2017 rewrite of Louisiana’s $50 billion, 50-year plan for coastal restoration and hurricane storm surge protection, and the $644 million budget for its fiscal 2018 projects, were both approved by the state House of Representatives on Friday (June 2). Having already been endorsed by the Senate, both measures now go to Gov. John Bel Edwards for his certain signature.