News Worth Noting: Governor issues revised budget, NOAA & Corps complete Yuba Dam consultations, Randy Record to head Metropolitan

governor sealGovernor issues revised budget:  “Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. released a revised state budget today that provides health care to millions more Californians, pays down $11 billion in debt and fully funds the teachers’ retirement system over time.  “This May Revision is good news for California,” said Governor Brown. “It shows that California can afford to provide health care to many more people, while at the same time paying its debts and shoring up the long-troubled teachers’ retirement system.”  The Governor’s revised budget plan comes on the heels of an agreement with legislative leaders of both parties to bring greater stability to the state’s finances in the years to come. The agreement, based on the Governor’s January proposal, establishes a Rainy Day Fund that allows the state to save for the future while paying down its debts and unfunded liabilities. The proposal is expected to go before voters in November. ... ”  Continue reading this press release here: Governor Brown Expands Health Care Coverage, Pays Down Debt and Shores Up Teachers’ Pensions in Revised State Budget  See also:  Full Budget Summary, Governor’s Revised Budget Detail

Army Corps LogoNOAA Fisheries, Corps complete consultations on Yuba dam operations:  “NOAA Fisheries and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have completed Endangered Species Act consultations for two sediment dams on the Yuba River.  For Englebright Dam, NOAA Fisheries issued a letter finding that discretionary operation and maintenance actions proposed by the Corps are not likely to adversely affect ESA-listed migratory species or their critical habitat.  For Daguerre Point Dam, NOAA Fisheries completed a biological opinion finding that the proposed actions are not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of listed species or adversely modify their critical habitat. ... ”  Read more from the US Army Corps here:  NOAA Fisheries, Corps complete consultations on Yuba dam operations

recordRandy Record elected chairman of Metropolitan Water District:  “Randy A. Record, southwest Riverside County water leader and farmer, was unanimously elected today as chairman of the board of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the primary water importer and wholesaler for nearly 19 million people in six counties. Record, a fifth-generation San Jacinto Valley native who has represented Riverside County’s Eastern Municipal Water District on Metropolitan’s Board of Directors since January 2003, will fulfill the remaining term of the late John V. Foley, who passed away in March. In January, he will begin his first two-year term as chairman.  … ”  Read more from the Metropolitan Water District here:  Record Elected Board Chair FINAL

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