Monday, September 15, 2014

Valley Legislators Ask Governor Brown to Veto Groundwater Bills

Several Central Valley lawmakers today called upon Governor Jerry Brown to veto the groundwater legislation that passed through both legislative bodies and now sits on his desk. Republican Assembly member Jim Patterson of Fresno was joined by three other Valley legislators along with representatives of farming organizations at a press conference in Fresno. They say the groundwater bills take away local control, step on private property rights and that they were rushed out of the legislature at the last minute. Vic Bedoian reports from Fresno.