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

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 new water bond. Lawmakers moved to replace an $11.1 billion previously slated for the ballot, convinced that voters would reject it. … “

Read more from the Fresno Bee here: California lawmakers reach deal on $7.5 billion water bond

Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/2014/08/13/4068783/california-lawmakers-reach-deal.html?sp=%2F99%2F217%2F&ihp=1#storylink=cpy

Word from the Governor’s office is that he’ll be signing the bill tonight.  Meanwhile, I’ll be compiling and posting reactions in the morning …

Good night 🙂

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