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Gov. Jerry Brown pushes for scaled-down, $6-billion water bond
Gov. Jerry Brown pushes for scaled-down, $6-billion water bond

Gov. Jerry Brown told legislative leaders Tuesday that he wants a $6-billion water bond to be put before voters in November — a substantially lower price tag than proposals making their way through the Legislature. Brown also made clear that he has concerns about the $11.1-billion bond now set to go before voters in the fall, according to legislative sources familiar with the conversations. That bond, originally written in 2009, would direct $3 billion for storage projects. But opposition from Brown could seriously harm its prospects if it remained on the ballot. According to the sources, Brown indicated that he would want one-third of the bond — $2 billion — for...

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