Louisiana House approves 50-year Coastal Master Plan; here’s what’s included

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By Faimon A. Roberts III

The Louisiana House unanimously approved the state’s 2017 Coastal Master Plan on Friday, paving the way for the latest five-year revision of the plan to go into effect.

The Senate approved the plan last month.

Both chambers also approved the 2018 coastal annual plan, which is both a three-year spending plan and the funding mechanism for the coming fiscal year’s projects.

The annual plan calls for $644 million in spending on coastal projects in the fiscal year that begins July 1.

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