Water bill

Land is exposed by the extremely low water level of Lake Kaweah on February 5, 2014 near Visalia, California. Now in its third straight year of unprecedented drought, California is experiencing its driest year on record, dating back 119 years and possible the worst in the past 500 years. Grasslands that support cattle have dried up, forcing ranchers to feed them expensive supplemental hay to keep them from starving or to sell at least some of their herds, and farmers are struggling with diminishing crop water and what to plant or whether to tear out permanent crops which use water year-round such, as almond trees. About 17 rural communities could run out of drinking water within several weeks and politicians are are pushing to undo laws that protect several endangered species. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

GOP-Sponsored Bill For More Delta Water To Farmers Passes House; No Chance In Senate

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives approved a water bill on Wednesday addressing California’s ongoing drought but the measure is likely to go no further because of a White House veto threat and opposition from the state’s Democratic Senators.

02/06/2014

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Proposed Rate Hike Would Nearly Double San Jose Water Bills

The San Jose Water Company has asked state regulators for permission to raise rates 44 percent over the next three years.

12/07/2012

Calif. Lawmakers Attempt to Delay $11B Water Bond

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) _ California lawmakers are expected to begin the multistep process of removing an $11.1 billion water bond from the November ballot at the urging of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

08/09/2010

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