Today, the California Legislature passed a $214.8 billion budget, which is $1.3 billion more than was proposed in Governor Gavin Newsom’s May Revision.

The budget provides $130 million for safe drinking water, of which $100 million will come from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) and $30 million will come from the General Fund. Approximately $13 million from the General Fund will go to fund drinking water emergencies in disadvantaged communities and households as well as for operation and maintenance activities that are cost prohibitive for many households.

Matthew Allen

Western Growers directors and industry friends celebrated the achievements of Matt McInerney, WG’s senior executive vice president, during the March 2019 Board of Directors meeting. The three-day meeting concluded yesterday in Sacramento.

During the meeting, WG directors discussed state and federal legislative and regulatory priorities impacting the fresh produce industry, and received updates on the several key programs and initiatives being undertaken by WG entities.

Stephanie Metzinger

The California Legislature has left Sacramento for the remainder of the year, having completed their legislative business on August 31. Governor Brown had until September 30, 2018, to take final action on those bills that made it to his desk. This has been an extraordinarily active year.

Listed below are some of the notable bills that were acted on by the governor:

Matthew Allen

The California Legislature closed out the legislative year late last Friday. Governor Brown has until September 30th to sign or veto the bills that are now on his desk. Provided below is a brief list of some of the key bills that Western Growers has been lobbying on behalf of our members.

Matthew Allen



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