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Talk of Revamping Water Bond to Heat Up in 2013

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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Democratic Senator Lois Wolk represents the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta region - and she's long felt the bond approved in 2009 was a bad piece of legislation.  Now that it's been pushed back a second time, Wolk has introduced a bill that would start over:

Wolk: "We're looking at a workable, affordable, practical bond for which there is general consensus."

But Tim Quinn with the Association of California Water Agencies says that would be a mistake.

Quinn: "That legislation was arguably a couple of decades in the making and it was nothing short of a political miracle.  And we believe it's very important that we don't go back and renegotiate that deal."

Other lawmakers have floated the idea of reducing the size of the bond - but keeping the balance of funding goals intact.

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