Both the House of Representatives and Senate passed H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Development Act of 2013, with bipartisan support.
The California Senate failed to pass SB 1381, a bill to require labeling on genetically-engineered foods.
The state Assembly approved AB 1739, a bill sponsored by Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) which would establish a statutory definition of groundwater management and provide for enhanced minimum requirements for local groundwater management plans.
All California counties are eligible as primary or contiguous counties for 2014 drought disaster assistance from the Farm Service Agency (FSA).
Representatives Jeff Denham (R-CA) and Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL), co-chairs of the Congressional Pollinator Protection Caucus, introduced the Highways Bettering the Economy and Environment Act, known as the Highways BEE Act.
Senator Dianne Feinstein won unanimous approval of S. 2198, a bill that would ease restrictions on water exports from the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta to farms and cities.
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), U.S. Representative Grace Napolitano (D-CA) and U.S. Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR) introduced “W21: Water in the 21 st Century,” legislation that would help communities nationwide better prepare for the future by providing new incentives...
The Third District Court of Appeal has cleared the way for the sale of bonds for California’s high speed rail project, reversing a lower court ruling that blocked the state from issuing the bonds. Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Michael Kenny has ruled in November 2013 that the state’s High Speed Rail Finance...
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed the 2014-2015 totaling $156.3 billion saying “This on-time budget provides for today and saves for the future.” The budget includes $250 million from California’s auctions of carbon emission credits to help finance the high-speed rail project. In subsequent years, a fourth of the...
The UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences said in a report that the drought will cost California farmers and ranchers $1.5 billion and the total statewide economic cost is $2.2 billion. The study found that the drought, the third most severe on record, is responsible for the greatest water loss ever seen in...

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