For Immediate Release
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Runner Initiative Redirects High Speed Rail Funding to Water Storage
Sacramento – Board of Equalization Vice Chair George Runner in partnership with California State Senator Bob Huff (R-San Dimas) announced this week they have filed an initiative aimed at allowing voters to redirect unspent High Speed Rail (Prop 1A, 2008) and above ground water storage (Prop 1, 2014) funds towards building new surface and groundwater storage.
“This initiative does not raise taxes; it does not ask for additional revenue or add any more debt,” said Runner. “It reallocates unused money from past bonds to make better use of it during this dire drought. These funds will help store new water for California families, businesses and food production.” Continue reading