Calif. Gov. Calls For $687M In Drought Relief

Law360, Los Angeles (February 19, 2014, 8:03 PM EST) -- Gov. Jerry Brown and top Democratic lawmakers proposed $687 million in drought relief funding, with $40 million going toward food and water for Californians hit hardest by the record drought.

The legislation calls for immediate assistance for communities with emergency water needs, as well as fast-tracked funding for infrastructure that would improve municipalities’ ability to conserve and recycle water in the future.

“This is a call to action,” Brown said in a statement announcing the legislation. “We must all do our part to conserve in this...
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