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

On Monday, attendees at WG’s Annual Meeting PAC Luncheon in Honolulu heard U.S. Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) deliver remarks and answer audience questions about several initiatives he has taken on as the Chairman of the House Government and Oversight Committee.  Issa spoke of the failures of government and how failure is not unique to any particular administration. 

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