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Governor Brown says 'We're Very Close' to Having New Water Bond

Posted August 12th, 2014 @ 2:53pm by KFBK News - Mike Simspson

"We're very close."

That's the word from Governor Jerry Brown when it comes to a compromise on a new water bond.

He met with legislative leaders, suppliers, labor unions and agricultural interests this afternoon to push for a new $7.2 billion measure first unveiled yesterday.

A new bond will need some Republican support to replace one already on the ballot, but no Republicans were among those gathered together today.

A spokesman for the caucus said there still needs to be more money for storage projects.

The latest plan devotes $2.5 billion for reservoirs and dams.

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