BATON ROUGE - The State Bond Commission approved over $72.9 million for projects statewide and approximately $3.9 million in savings from refinancing existing public debt at its July 18th meeting, according to State Treasurer John Kennedy.

"We are helping local public entities obtain the funding they need to improve our state's economy one project at a time," Kennedy said.

Among the individual projects approved were:

Iberville Parish, City of Plaquemine, $6 million in Sales Tax Revenue and Refunding Bonds: for waterworks, sewerage, natural gas and electric plant system improvements.