Key Issues in 2018: Baton Rouge tries to balance the floodplain construction risk

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FEDERAL AID: HUD releases the legal guidance needed to implement the duplication of benefits fix for Louisiana’s 2016 flood victims, freeing up more than $230 million. (The Associated Press)

RISING CONCERN: After a year of talking about toughening rules for floodplain development, the Metro Council is expected to implement new rules in 2018. (Photo by The Associated Press) After the …

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