Tag: water bond

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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.

Jerry Brown at Sierra Snow Pack (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

Jerry’s Folly: Turning California Brown to Appease the Greens

Instead of building dams, reservoirs and fighting to preserve every drop of water he can for Californians, Jerry Brown has chosen to waste his political capital on a train that no one wants, which California can’t afford–and he’s stealing people’s land and closing down businesses in order to do it. And now, finally in his fifth year as governor, he finally decides to act on the drought—and, in quintessential Jerry Brown style, he blames those who have nothing to do with creating the crisis and threatens to penalize them if they don’t comply.