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Assemblymen Mathis, Garcia Propose Dedicating Two Percent of State’s General Fund for Water

Late last week, Assemblyman Devon Mathis (R-26th District-Visalia) introduced a bipartisan amendment to the California Constitution for use of the state’s general fund budget for the rebuilding and enhancing of the state’s water infrastructure. Coauthored with Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia (D-56th District-Coachella) the amendment targets a stable, ongoing source of funding …

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Trump Signs Water Infrastructure Bill

President Donald Trump signed the Water Resources Development Act of 2018 into law Oct. 23 at the White House as lawmakers who played roles in crafting the bipartisan bill looked on. The legislation is the second important federal infrastructure bill to become law in less than three weeks. The new …

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“Voluntary” Water Tax Dies in Legislature

Another attempt by legislators to tax Californians for clean water has failed in a last-minute attempt and the failure has received praise by many. Senate Bill (SB) 845 by State Senator Bill Monning (D-17th District-Monterey) would have added a voluntary drinking water tax of approximately 95 cents onto California ratepayers’ …

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