Andy Vidak

Kern Lawmakers Applaud Historic Water Bond Compromise

SACRAMENTO — The $7.5 billion water package brokered by Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders signals a rare bipartisan agreement on a thorny, politically divisive issue that has bedeviled California governors and lawmakers for decades. It even garnered unanimous support among Kern County’s diverse state lawmakers. To get sign-off from the dizzying array of interests, …

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Water Bond Deal Gets Chorus Of Kudos

HANFORD – Good luck trying to find somebody in Kings County wiling to denounce Wednesday’s $7.5 billion water bond deal. The compromise package, which sailed through the Assembly 77-2 and the Senate 37-0 after months of negotiations, won broad support among farmers, water experts and water lobbyists as a third-year of California drought tightened its …

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