Voluntary Calif. Tax Proposed To Fund Clean Water Projects

By Philip Rosenstein (August 20, 2018, 6:44 PM EDT) -- Amid California's endemic water crisis, two Senate bills that aim to fund clean water projects through a voluntary water tax on households and a fee on fertilizing materials have been referred to the Assembly Budget Committee.

The bills, both introduced by Senate Majority Leader Bill Monning, D-Monterey, come after an attempt to implement a mandatory water bill tax failed earlier in the year. S.B. 845 would shift to a voluntary tax on water bills and S.B. 844 would increase the mandatory tax on the sale of fertilizing materials starting in 2019.

Both bills were referred to the Assembly's Budget Committee on...

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