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Senate Democrats put forth $7.5 billion water bond plan
Senate Democrats put forth $7.5 billion water bond plan

Senate Democrats knocked $3 billion off their water bond proposal Thursday, putting forth a $7.5 billion plan just as the Legislature adjourned for its month-long summer recess. The measure is a scaled-back version of the $10.5 billion bond by Sen. Lois Wolk (D-Davis) that failed to pass the Senate last week. The revised plan would allocate $2 billion for surface and groundwater storage projects, $850 million for Delta levees and habitat restoration, and $1 billion for groundwater cleanup. "Our message to the water stakeholders and the members, especially on the Republican side, is this: take us up on our offer to get a responsible water bond done as soon as possible when we...

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