Gov. Stephen Roe Lewis of the Gila River Indian Community said in a statement Thursday that a decision by House Speaker Rusty Bowers to move forward with a contentious water bill threatens the community’s plan to support the drought agreement. The Gila River Indian Community’s involvement is key because it’s entitled to about a fourth of the Colorado River water that passes through the Central Arizona Project’s canal.
- Phoenix New Times: Citing controversial bill, Gila River Tribe backs away from Arizona drought plan
- Arizona Daily Star: Tribe holds off its planned approval of drought plan over legislative concern