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Gov. Brown says drought concerns helped build support for water bond
Gov. Brown says drought concerns helped build support for water bond

 An annual environmental summit at Lake Tahoe on Tuesday gave Gov. Jerry Brown an opportunity for a victory lap on the new plan for a California water bond, which was approved by the Legislature last week. "It's pretty extraordinary," he said while discussing the negotiations that led to near-unanimous, bipartisan approval of the $7.5-billion proposal, which will be placed on the November ballot. "You have to have people of different points of view see the common ground." Brown said the state's ongoing drought helped prod lawmakers into action as well. "A drought gets people's attention," he said. The governor is seeking reelection...

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