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$1 billion difference splits bond measures

  It’s becoming clear the main difference between the four major water bonds being floated is $1 billion. The $1 billion is the difference between the $3 billion Republicans say is needed for water storage, and the $2 billion in

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Water fight: Now it’s four bonds

For California’s water, now it’s dueling water bonds — four of them. First bond: On Friday, Senate Republicans refurbished their own water-bond proposal, now for $8.7 billion. According to the Los Angeles Times, “Nearly a third of the money in the

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2 realities of $11 billion water bond

  There are two realities with the current $11.1 billion water bond currently scheduled to appear on the November ballot as Proposition 43. One, the bond is too big and filled with pork. Two, even so, if it appeared on

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Assemblyman Rendon’s bill addresses CA drought

As the record drought intensifies, the California Legislature is working on several proposals to address the state’s lack of water storage and inadequate delivery system. A major entry comes from Assemblyman Anthony Rendon, D-Lakewood. Assembly Bill 1331 would place a $6.5 billion

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Sacto water deputies patrolling for water wasters

Sacramento water police are on patrol. If the rule of law isn’t enough to control Sacramento’s citizens, government officials have turned to deputizing neighbors for help making sure everyone complies with environmental restrictions. For nearly four years, the City of Sacramento

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Legislature takes up dueling water bonds 0

There’s no drought of water bonds in the California Legislature to deal with the record drought the state is suffering. The Republican minority in the Legislature even is pitching in. Assemblyman Dan Logue, R-Marysville, is pushing Assembly Bill 1445, a

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Sacramento water police warn of penalties

Nov. 3, 2012 Katy Grimes: The Sacramento water police are at it again. But it’s not about water conservation. A tiny blurb on page B3 of Friday’s Sacramento Bee announced the newest water restrictions for the city’s residents: “The City of

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Southern Califiornia’s new pact with the Delta water devil 9

July 30, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi If you dine with the Sacramento Delta water devil, you better have a long spoon. That might be the lesson that Southern California should have learned after being stuck with a $283 million bill

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Delta tunnel is a big drain compared to bullet train 11

July 11, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Who could have guessed it? A proposed water conveyance tunnel through the Sacramento Delta is a greater economic boondoggle than the California High-Speed Rail Authority. That’s the conclusion of Jeffrey Michael, director of the

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Delta Council Meetings Flood State 3

JAN. 13, 2011 By WAYNE LUSVARDI Is the Delta Stewardship Council: A bunch of environmentalists appointed by politicians to produce endless numbers of useless plans to restore the Sacred Delta Ecology; A group of water agencies serving the thirsty cities

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