Gov. Deal says the state will step up to provide funding for the deepening of the Port of Savannah (POS). His announcement comes after the Obama administration failed to deliver on a promise to secure federal funding for the POS project.
“The failure of the president’s budget recommendation to fund the Savannah Harbor deepening is another broken promise from the Obama administration. That’s why I am preparing the state to move forward on our own until the federal government lives up to its obligations in this partnership. The Obama administration has noted repeatedly the importance of projects such as this for economic development and job creation, and the state of Georgia, as always, stands ready to do its part.”