From Watertown Daily Times:

 Funding for Great Lakes restoration will tumble from $475 million last year to $300 million for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30 — but that’s good news in a way, an advocacy group said Thursday.
The nonprofit group Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition expressed relief that a spending bill passed in the House, and nearing enactment, preserved more funding for Great Lakes restoration than House Republicans initially proposed. Read more.