Tuesday Top of the Scroll: California budget – Newsom, Legislature have a deal
California lawmakers voted [Monday night] to approve a record-busting state budget that reflects new agreements with Gov. Gavin Newsom to expand health care for undocumented immigrants, spend billions to alleviate homelessness and help Californians still struggling through the pandemic… The budget includes $1 billion over several years for wildfire prevention, $3 billion to alleviate drought and $3.7 billion over three years to mitigate dangers posed by climate change — but Newsom and legislative leaders are still figuring out how to spend the funds.
- State Water Contractors news release: State Water Contractors’ Response to California’s 2021-22 State Budget
- SJV Sun: Blog - Budget negotiators, enviros undercut Hurtado’s water fix bill
- CalMatters: Opinion - Proposed budget doesn’t do justice to water storage