Governor backs construction of practice facility for Hornets

Updated: September 13, 2007, 8:26 PM ET
Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Gov. Kathleen Blanco is backing $14.5 million in state funding to build a new training facility for the New Orleans Hornets.

The dollars for the practice center were included in the Blanco administration recommendations for construction project funding submitted Thursday to the State Bond Commission, which will vote next week on whether to approve the list.

Under the plan proposed by Blanco, the state would spend $1.5 million this year and the rest in later ...

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