Thursday, January 12, 2006

New Orleans back in the news...

President Bush is heading south this morning to revisit New Orleans. It has been two months since his last visit.

The issue of rebuilding the City is back in the news. The "Bring Back New Orleans Commission" has issued its report. According to the Times-Picayune, the Commission's rebuilding proposal is getting a mixed reception. Many who lost their homes are not happy about the idea of a four-month moratorium on building permits. Nothing is finalized at this point.

I expect the President will have some specific ideas to present in his State of the Union speech. Let's hope he'll present the rebuilding of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast as a major national priority.