Proposition 1, the $7.5 billion California water bond on the statewide ballot has nearly unanimous support from newspaper editorial boards.  California’s largest newspapers have all issued endorsements of the YES on Prop 1 campaign, including the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the U-T San Diego, the Sacramento Bee, the San Jose Mercury News and the Orange County Register.


 

Dave Puglia

Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed a package of three bills that establishes a new structure for managing groundwater in the state.  According to the Governor’s press release, AB 1739, SB 1168 and SB 1319 “create a framework for sustainable, local groundwater management for the first time in California history.”   Western Growers and numerous agriculture groups opposed the collective of bills and recently sent a letter to the governor asking for a veto of the package.

Gail Delihant

Western Growers, and a coalition of 30 agriculture organizations, are asking Governor Jerry Brown to veto recently passed groundwater legislation.  As Spotlight previously reported, in the final hours before it concluded its business for the year, the California Legislature approved three measures that make up a package of groundwater regulation legislation.  AB 1739 (Dickinson, D-Sacramento), SB 1168 (Pavley, D-Agoura Hills) and SB 1319 (Pavley) all passed with small margins as members from both parties objected to the complex content of the bills as well as the rush to pass them.

Dave Puglia

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