Thursday, August 7, 2014

Water Bond Negotiations Spur New Proposals, Debate

Time is running out for state lawmakers to craft a new water bond to replace Proposition 43 on the November ballot. That bond has already been pulled from the ballot twice in the last four years. Some supporters of a water bond fear the $11.1 billion price tag could doom Prop 43 to fail at the ballot, but Republican lawmakers are opposing Brown’s latest proposal because it would reduce spending on dams and reservoirs, while some environmental groups are floating another proposal they say would exclude wasteful spending on new dams. Christopher Martinez reports.