Live blog: Senate committee considers bill giving governor more control over levee board

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State Sen. Robert Adley is taking dead aim at the process of how the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East nominates its members. The committee he chairs, the Senate Transportation, Highways & Public Works Committee, will hear his measure Wednesday morning after the Senate adjourns.

I’ll live-blog it here.

The bill would give the governor greater control over who is chosen to serve on the board. The proposal faces the strong opposition of Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans, which led the drive in 2006 to create the Flood Protection Authority. Also opposed are John Barry, who was formerly the authority’s vice president, and the trial attorneys who have filed suit against 97 oil and gas companies on behalf of the authority.

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