Mon., January 25, 2010 8:40am (EST)

Perdue Calls for Harbor Money
By Susanna Capelouto
Updated: 5 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Governor Perdue is asking for 68 million dollars to deepen the Savannah harbor. (Photo courtesy of: D. F. Shapinsky)
Governor Perdue is asking for 68 million dollars to deepen the Savannah harbor. (Photo courtesy of: D. F. Shapinsky)
The General Assembly is back in session today after a week of budget hearings. And while there are deep cuts to most agencies, Governor Perdue is asking lawmakers for an investment to deepen the Savannah Harbor.

Governor Perdue wants lawmakers to approve 68 million dollars in construction bonds to deepen the Savannah harbor. The money, he says, has to be raised now so the state can stay competitive in the global shipping industry.

The harbor deepening project is still awaiting environmental approval, but Perdue says he expects that to come later this year and he wants the financing of the project to be in place.