A week after Gov. Jerry Brown and the Democratic legislative leaders announced legislation for drought-related needs, both houses of the California state Legislature passed a $687 million drought relief package (AB 79 and SB 103) today. If Brown signs the bills, as expected, they would take effect immediately. WG staff worked with the key legislative staff on the fast-moving bills as the language evolved. In other news from Sacramento today, Governor Brown announced his re-election campaign.