Monday, February 18, 2013

Levee upkeep bill to shift ~Bob Marshall
~By the June 1 start of hurricane season, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be handing over the keys to the $14 billion hurricane protection system it built around metro New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina. Yet as the deadline approaches, the agency responsible for the East Bank flood defense — the South Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East — knows that the eye-popping $34 million annual bill it will soon face is beyond its means, and possible solutions are blocked by state and congressional politics.

Gulf shrimpers hail early success in bid to force tariffs on imports ~MS Business Journal