California To Propose $1 Billion Drought Relief Plan As State Enters Fourth Dry Year

March 19, 2015 4:13 PM

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California To Propose $1 Billion Drought Relief Plan As State Enters Fourth Dry Year

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders on Thursday proposed legislation to accelerate more than $1 billion in drought-relief spending for California as it copes with a fourth dry year and Brown urges residents to reduce water use.

"We need to get the money out the door now for shovel-ready projects and existing water programs that only need funding to get started," Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon said. "No delay. No red tape."

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