Local Governments Receive Legislative Support for Emergency Oil Spill Expenses

BATON ROUGE – Rep. Sam Jones and Rep. John Schroder proposed an amendment to the Supplemental Appropriations Bill today that would take $24.9 million from the Oil Spill Contingency Fund and allocate it to local governments to help with recovery efforts.

“This is a way we can get much-needed money into the hands of local governments to help pay for cleanup and other oil spill related expenses,” said State Treasurer John Kennedy. “The amendment still has some hurdles left before final passage, but this is a great step toward aiding those parishes most affected by the spill.”

The amendment to HB 1358 was approved without objection and now heads to the Senate Finance Committee. It would provide aid to the following local governments:

St. Bernard Parish $3 million

Plaquemines Parish $3 million

Town of Grand Isle $1.5 million

Terrebonne Parish $3 million

Lafourche Parish $3 million

St. Mary Parish $1.1 million

Iberia Parish $1.1 million

Vermilion Parish $1.1 million

Cameron Parish $1.1 million

Orleans Parish $2 million

St. Tammany Parish $2 million

Jefferson Parish $3 million

For more information on Rep. Jones and Rep. Schroder’s amendment to HB 1358, visit www.legis.state.la.us.

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