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Great Lakes funding gets boost from Congress

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The U.S. House and Senate have agreed on a more than $1 trillion spending bill for 2014 that includes $300 million for the ongoing Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and $1.4 billion for loans to states for clean-water-infrastructure projects.

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Both of those are increases in federal spending, up from $285 million in 2013 for the Great Lakes program and $1.37 billion for the loan program.

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