During a press conference held in the barren, parched field of farmer Larry Starrh near Bakersfield, Speaker John Boehner, accompanied by three House members of the California delegation -- Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, Congressman David Valadao and Congressman Devin Nunes -- announced his support for a legislative proposal to mitigate the harm the drought is causing California farmers. 

Dave Puglia

Governor Jerry Brown announced his proposed budget for 2014-15 today.  For the first time in two years, no budget cuts are proposed for the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), while the State Water Resources Control Board stands to receive a transfer of $200 million and 291 positions from the state Dept. of Public Health to take over administration of programs to ensure clean and safe drinking water, especially in communities with groundwater contamination.


Dave Puglia



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