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New Federal Budget Earmarks $130M For Savannah Harbor Project

The container ship Zim Istanbul makes it's way up the Savannah River past historic River Street in Savannah, Ga., to the Port of Savannah.
The container ship Zim Istanbul makes it's way up the Savannah River past historic River Street in Savannah, Ga., to the Port of Savannah.
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President Donald Trump‘s proposed federal budget for fiscal 2020 would put more than $130 million toward completion of the Savannah Harbor deepening project, Georgia’s two U.S. senators announced Tuesday.

If approved by Congress, it would represent the third consecutive year the long-awaited project will receive its full allocation of federal funding. The project received about $85 million from the feds in fiscal 2018 and $101 million during the last fiscal year.

“I’ve been fighting for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project for 20 years,” said Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga. “With this announcement, the finish line is finally in sight.”

Read the full story at the Atlanta Business Chronicle >>