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Senate passes amended levee bill

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After failing to pass a levee board bill after a night of debate on Sunday, cooler heads prevailed and by a 39-0 vote, the Senate sent the House an amended version of Sen. Walter Boasso’s bill.

“We learned that on Sunday, when he (Boasso) was unwilling to compromise, he did it because Gov. Blanco told him not to compromise,” Sen. Bob Kostelka, R-Monroe, said.

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