Water & Drought

February 19, 2014

Jerry Brown, legislators to announce $680 million in drought relief

Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders on Wednesday will unveil plans to spend roughly $680 million on efforts to alleviate the impacts of California's drought.

The proposal elaborates on a plan Senate leader Darrell Steinberg had been working to expedite approval of water recycling and storm-water reuse projects by adding emergency food and housing assistance to farmworkers who will be out of work because of the drought, according to sources familiar with the legislation.

Read the full story at sacbee.com

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