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Legislators and interest groups respond to Governor Brown’s signing of groundwater legislation

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Legislators and interest groups are responding to Governor Brown’s signing of groundwater legislation today. (Click here for the governor’s press release.) Here’s what they had to say, listed in alphabetical order: Note:  I will continue to add to this post as I find other reactions, so do check back later – there will probably be more. From Timothy Quinn at […]

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This just in … Governor signs groundwater legislation

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From the Office of the Governor: Putting California communities on a path to become more resilient to water shortages, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed historic legislation to strengthen local management and monitoring of groundwater basins most critical to the state’s water needs. “We have to learn to manage wisely water, energy, land and our investments,” said Governor Brown. […]

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Reactions: Legislators and organizations respond to the passage of groundwater legislation

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Here’s what organizations and legislators are saying about the passage of groundwater legislation, which now awaits the Governor’s signature, listed in alphabetical order: From the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA): ACWA Applauds Passage of Groundwater Legislation The statewide Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) hailed final passage today of historic groundwater sustainability legislation in the California Legislature. The three-bill […]

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This just in … Bill package to protect groundwater supplies passes California Assembly

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From the office of Senator Fran Pavley: “Today, the California Assembly passed a bill package by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) and Assemblymember Dickinson to sustainably manage California’s groundwater for the first time. The three bill package including SB 1168 (Pavley), SB 1319 (Pavley) and AB 1739 (Dickinson) would initiate groundwater sustainability planning and programs for California’s most critical basins. […]

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Reactions: State legislators on the Senate passage of groundwater legislation

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Here’s what the legislators have to say about the Senate’s passage of groundwater legislation: From Senator Tom Berryhill: “Senator Tom Berryhill (R- Twain Harte) issued the following statement on legislation to regulate groundwater: “It took us more than 10 years to come up with a water bond that works for all of California.  To tell the people of California “we […]

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Statement from the California Water Foundation on California Senate Vote to Advance Groundwater Legislation

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The California Water Foundation (CWF) issued the following statement from Executive Director Lester Snow after the California State Senate voted 26-1 to advance AB 1739, which now moves to the Assembly floor for a concurrence vote: “We praise the work of the Senate for their leadership and good sense to advance this bill. Today’s bipartisan vote brought northerners, southerners and […]

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Supporters of groundwater reform unveil modified California state flag to illustrate need for action; Effort urges lawmakers to pass groundwater bills

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From the California Water Foundation: Heading into the final week of the state’s legislative session, the California Water Foundation unveiled a modified California state flag that features a desert camel instead of a grizzly bear to illustrate the severity of the state’s groundwater crisis and urge lawmakers to pass groundwater management legislation. Over the course of the week, the Foundation […]

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Reactions to water bond: Legislators and interest groups respond

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Here are reactions to the water bond.  Given the late hour of the passage of the water bond, there will be more statements issued this morning, surely, which I will add to this post. As always, the statements are listed in alphabetical order: From the Association of California Water Agencies: The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) hails the approval […]

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation to Put Water Bond Before Voters (Corrected Links)

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From the Office of the Governor: Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed legislation to put a comprehensive water bond before voters this November. “Water is the lifeblood of any civilization and for California it’s the precondition of healthy rivers, valleys, farms and a strong economy,” said Governor Brown. “With this water bond, legislators from both parties have affirmed their […]

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This just in … Fresno Bee reports water bond passes; $7.5B bond heads to Governor’s office

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From the Fresno Bee: “California voters will be asked to authorize $7.5 billion to bolster the state’s water supply, infrastructure and ecosystems in November, as lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday struck a long-sought deal to move a new water bond to the ballot. An extraordinary drought that has strained California’s water supply spurred a concerted push for a […]

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