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Savannah port would get more money under Trump proposal

10:48 am May. 24, 2017

By Tamar Hallerman and J. Scott Trubey

The Trump administration proposed sending more federal dollars to Georgia’s top economic development project in its new budget request to Congress. However, the proposal for the Savannah port’s deepening project still falls far below boosters’ original ask of $100 million.

In its request for the 2018 fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, the Trump administration told Congress it would like to set aside some $50

Price tag for deepening Savannah’s port balloons by 38 percent

2:03 pm Apr. 5, 2017

Deepening Savannah’s port in order to accommodate larger vessels coming through the Panama Canal will cost 38 percent more and take two years longer to complete than initially expected, according to a key federal agency.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers estimated that ongoing work to deepen the harbor’s shipping channel from 42 to 47 feet will cost $973 million, or $267 million more than expected. It also said the project

Nathan Deal’s closing argument for why Georgians should back Johnny Isakson

6:28 pm Nov. 6, 2016

SAVANNAH – Gov. Nathan Deal had a parochial argument Sunday for why voters should back his pal Johnny Isakson on Nov. 8.

The governor said the incumbent Republican needs a third term in the Senate in order to continue looking out for the Savannah port expansion, a $706 million project that’s long been the subject of push and pull between Washington and the Peach State.

Deal argued that Isakson, through his seniority

How Georgia hopes to cash in on Panama Canal expansion

6:00 am Jun. 27, 2016

The first wave of enormous boats chugged through the Panama Canal’s newly-expanded locks over the weekend, marking the end of a multi-billion construction project that escalated the push in Georgia to deepen Savannah’s port.

Georgia leaders