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Lawmakers OK water plan, pass statewide single-use plastic bag ban
Lawmakers OK water plan, pass statewide single-use plastic bag ban

After a lawmaking season that left them bruised by political scandal but salved by California's revitalized economy, state lawmakers were attempting to wrap up their work late Friday by tackling the complexities of water policy, everyday matters such as grocery bags and dozens of other issues. Working into the night, legislators passed the state's first-ever plan for regulating underground water supplies. Supporters said the package of bills would provide much-needed oversight for the water that more than three-quarters of Californians rely on for drinking. The measures, which go now to Gov. Jerry Brown, were opposed by agricultural groups and lawmakers who represent...

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