President Barack Obama’s budget proposal recommends spending $31 million to deepen the main shipping channel of the Delaware River and Bay.
The Wilmington News Jouranal reports…that has been confirmed by the office Sen. Chris Coons.
Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and the Delaware congressional delegation have lobbied hard for additional funds.
Having the money in the budget proposal…could make it easier for lawmakers to protect funds for the 103-mile project during the appropriations process.