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.
Both the House of Representatives and Senate passed H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Development Act of 2013, with bipartisan support.
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...
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...
Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation to put a comprehensive water bond before voters in November. The legislation, AB 1471 by Assemblymember Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood), replaces the current $11.1 billion water bond on the November ballot. The bipartisan legislation passed the Senate 37-0 and the Assembly 77-2. It...
Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen, R-Modesto, will take over as head of the caucus from Connie Conway of Tulare after the November elections. Olsen was elected to the Assembly in 2010 and has served as the Vice Chair of the Education Committee. Olsen is a native of Modesto and spent four years on the Modesto City Council...

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