In the meantime, Landrieu’s $100 million request for Charity is only the first step in a complicated process to secure what are known as capital outlay construction funds. The request will ultimately require approval by the state Legislature during its session next year, as well as by Gov. Bobby Jindal.Actually will probably need more that $300 million but that doesn't change much. Also you sure don't see Mitch asking anyone for help funding the firefighters' pensions.
Landrieu requested $100 million in capital outlay funds for Charity in the 2013 legislative session but got only $13 million. Considering that city officials have put the price tag on a redeveloped Charity building at $300 million, he has a long way to go to obtain all of the money. He hopes to open the redeveloped building by 2018.
Saturday, November 02, 2013
And that's just what they're spending on the elevator
Landrieu asks state for $100 million to put City Hall, civil courts at Charity