FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 12, 2015
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Runner and Huff File Water Priorities Constitutional Amendment & New Surface Water and Groundwater Storage Facilities Bond Act
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Nov. 12, 2015) – Vice Chair, Board of Equalization, George Runner and California State Senator Bob Huff (R-San Dimas) today announced they have submitted for title and summary a 2016 ballot initiative that redirects unspent High Speed Rail Proposition 1A (2008) and Proposition 1 (2014) water bond money to build new surface water and groundwater storage projects without adding more debt or levying new taxes. It also establishes priorities for the state’s use of water as a constitutional amendment.
The measure adds a new section to Article X of the California Constitution making drinking water and irrigation the primary beneficial water use priorities for the people of the state ahead of all other needs, according to the proponents. Continue reading