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Congress reaches deal on bill critical to Savannah port
Savannah Port Wetland Werm 2
In this photo provided by the Georgia Ports Authority, Curtis Foltz, the authority's executive director, speaks during the unveiling of nearly 14 acres of recently created wetlands around the Garden City Terminal Tuesday, April 22. - photo by Associated Press
SAVANNAH — Georgia's port chief and Washington lawmakers said Friday they're confident a $652 million plan to deepen the busy shipping channel to the Port of Savannah will soon clear its last bureaucratic hurdle after 15 years of studies and delays. Georgia officials have been waiting since October for the House and Senate to reach a compromise on a sweeping water-projects bill expected to eliminate an outdated spending cap on the Savannah harbor expansion. House and Senate negotiators announced a deal Thursday night.
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