Governor Nathan Deal says, Georgia should be ready to ante up if the federal government doesn't come through on funds for the Savannah harbor deepening project. Deal's comments came this week of the Atlanta Press Club. Deal says, he's hopeful but realistic when it comes to federal financing of the $500 million port expansion. Budget-cutting and anti-earmark pledges leave the state with little room.
US Senator Johnny Isakson says, he'll press Congress to fund a half-billion-dollar expansion project at the Port of Savannah. Congressional Republicans recently have been pledging to cut spending to shore up the deficit. Isakson says, there is money for the project, which state leaders see as critical to the economy