$687M Emergency Drought Plan Clears Calif. Legislature

Law360, Los Angeles (February 28, 2014, 5:57 PM EST) -- The California Legislature on Thursday passed a $687 million drought relief package that includes $40 million in food and water for Californians hit hardest by the record drought, sending the proposals to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk.

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.

A representative for Brown, who announced the measure with Democratic legislative leaders last week, said the governor was...
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