Reactions to water bond: Legislators and interest groups respond

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)

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

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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This just in … Article to note: California Water Bond Deal Reached At Capitol; Watch the vote this evening

From Capital Public Radio: “The deal with Governor Jerry Brown was reached in principle this morning and refined during the last few hours. If approved by voters this fall, it would set aside $2.7 billion for surface storage projects like dams and reservoirs. Democratic Senator Lois Wolk says the agreement will neither help nor hurt the governor’s twin tunnel project […]

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This just in … Reactions to water bond: ACWA and Speaker Toni Atkins say yes; Restore the Delta says no

Here are the latest reactions to the water bond: From ACWA: “ACWA Executive Director Timothy Quinn today issued the following statement on recent developments on a 2014 California Water Bond: “ACWA applauds the recent progress on developing a smaller, more viable water bond for the November 2014 ballot.  As California experiences one of the worst droughts in its history, 2014 […]

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This just in … Wolk endorses new revised $7 billion water bond; Points to agreement to protect the Delta and prevent funding of Delta Tunnels

From the office of Senator Lois Wolk: State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) today announced her support and agreement to author the Governor’s proposal for a $7 billion water bond for this November’s ballot, replacing the $11 billion bond now on the ballot as Proposition 43.  The new bond is contained in SB 866 by Senators Wolk and Senate leader Darrell […]

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Governor’s statement on today’s water bond developments; reactions from Senator Feinstein, interest groups

Governor Brown released the following statement: Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement after signing legislation to extend the deadline to place a new water bond on the November ballot and renumber the Rainy Day Fund ballot measure: “Today’s legislative action provides additional time to get an acceptable water bond — one that’s affordable and considers the […]

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This just in … Here’s the text for Governor Brown’s compromise bond proposal

It is here:  gov bond language 081114 UPDATE:  More on today’s developments Governor’s statement on today’s water bond developments; reactions from Senator Feinstein, interest groups   ——————————————– Get the Notebook blog by email and you’ll always be one of the first to know! Sign up for daily emails and get all the Notebook’s aggregated and original water news content delivered […]

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Water bond update: Lawmakers poised to vote this afternoon to extend deadline on water bond; Gov. Brown floats new bond compromise

From Capital Public Radio; “California lawmakers are poised to vote Monday afternoon to extend Monday’s deadline for the Secretary of State’s office to print November election voter guides. The 48-hour extension would give Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders more time to negotiate a replacement to the $11 billion water bond on the November ballot. … “ Read more from […]

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This just in … Senate Republicans unveil $8.7B water bond proposal

This article has just been posted by the Los Angeles Times: “Senate Republicans, who have chafed at Gov. Jerry Brown’s insistence on a pared-down water bond, released their counteroffer Friday: an $8.7-billion measure that prioritizes water storage. Republicans say their plan meets Brown’s call for a “no-frills” plan by shaving $2.4 billion from the bond currently on the ballot. That […]

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