SACRAMENTO (CBS/AP) — California’s Democratic state senators are pushing Gov. Jerry Brown to speed up water spending in the face of a relentless drought.
In a joint letter, they are calling on the Brown administration to tap into voter-approved water funding more quickly and to demand greater water conservation from farmers.READ MORE: Stolen RV Pursuit Ends In Horrific San Ramon Crash
They want money from bond measures and pollution fees to go to water savings projects in months, not years. The letter calls it “unacceptable” that Brown’s office may wait until next year to start funding water recycling.Torrential Rains Ease 'Exceptional' Drought Conditions In Marin County
Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon’s office released the letter Thursday. It is dated Tuesday, the same day Brown called for $10,000 fines for water wasters.
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