As the Legislature prepares to pass Governor Brown’s last budget of this term it’s worth noting how it compares to his previous three spending plans. Using the numbers from Department of Finance, I was able to craft a quick chart showing all four years of spending (4th being tentative) by major program areas. This is a really simple illustration that doesn’t give the obsessive budget wonks much information about the individual state programs where the real policy takes place. So just consider this either a primer, refresher, or just something to look at.
Some of us feel like we just got out of the long drought, but it may be back. I think water conservation may become the norm in California if it hasn’t already.
By far the most important thing happening in California water policy. Stakes are high in state, federal water contract negotiations – Gov. Jerry Brown – The Sacramento Bee. Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to build two massive water diversion tunnels in