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 grip.

Sen. Andy Vidak, R-Hanford, and Assemblyman Rudy Salas, D-Bakersfield, voted “yes.”

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