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Proposition 1

California to Fund Construction of First Reservoir in Four Decades

The California Water Commission was awarded $816 million of Proposition 1 money to begin building the $5.2 billion Sites Reservoir — the state’s first big reservoir since the 1970s. The $7.5 billion Proposition 1: Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement

Whiskeytown Lake (Ken Lund / Flickr / CC)

Voters in Texas Tell Uber and Lyft to Shove It

Voters in Austin, Texas, decisively rejected a proposal by Uber and Lyft to relax regulations on their companies. They have now responded that they are “pausing” operations there.

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Some Farmers Oppose Referendum on High-Speed Rail

Although polls reveal that most Californians now want to repurpose “high-speed rail” funding for drought relief, some farmers in the area are concerned that the initiative could actually make their lives worse.

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GOP Bill: Use High-Speed Rail Money for Water Instead

Two California Republican lawmakers have proposed a ballot measure that would divert bond revenue from a pricey high-speed rail project to pay for more water storage in the drought-parched state.

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Another Water Bond?

Unsatisfied with Proposition 1, the $7.5 billion water bond approved by California voters last November, a former deputy secretary of the state’s Natural Resources Agency wants to put yet another water bond on the 2016 ballot.

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Jerry Brown Unveils $1 Billion Drought Relief Package

California Gov. Jerry Brown was scheduled to visit the state Capitol in Sacramento on Thursday morning to outline a $1 billion plan to help the state navigate through a fourth year of drought.