water bond http://kvpr.org en New Assembly Minority Leader Talks Of 'Rebranding' California GOP http://kvpr.org/post/new-assembly-minority-leader-talks-rebranding-california-gop <p>Assembly Republicans have a new leader in Sacramento, and she's from the San Joaquin Valley. Modesto's Kristin Olsen joined us on Valley Edition to talk about her priorities from education to a water bond. She also spoke about her ideas on how California Republicans can better connect with voters in the future.&nbsp;</p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">On her vision for Republicans in California:</strong></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:23:17 +0000 Joe Moore 35385 at http://kvpr.org New Assembly Minority Leader Talks Of 'Rebranding' California GOP Brown Opposes Existing Water Bond, Wants $6 Billion Replacement http://kvpr.org/post/brown-opposes-existing-water-bond-wants-6-billion-replacement <p>California Governor Jerry Brown has stayed publicly quiet so far&nbsp;on negotiations over a potential replacement to the $11 billion water bond currently set to go before voters in November.</p><p>Now, just days before the Secretary of State's official Thursday&nbsp;deadline for legislative ballot measures to qualify, top legislative sources tell Capital Public Radio the governor is finally making his views clear.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 23:58:54 +0000 Ben Adler - Capital Public Radio 34709 at http://kvpr.org Brown Opposes Existing Water Bond, Wants $6 Billion Replacement Senate Rejects Alternate Water Bond; Brown To Weigh In? http://kvpr.org/post/senate-rejects-alternate-water-bond-brown-weigh <p class="p1">California water bond negotiations are entering a critical stretch. Time is growing short to replace the current $11 billion measure on the November ballot. As Ben Adler reports from Sacramento, one proposal failed a key test vote Monday.</p><p class="p3">Typically, water politics break down along regional lines. But this vote fell on party lines. Democratic Senator Lois Wolk argued that her proposal stands the best chance of passing the legislature this summer – and winning voter approval this fall.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 02:48:21 +0000 Ben Adler - Capital Public Radio 34649 at http://kvpr.org Senate Rejects Alternate Water Bond; Brown To Weigh In? Lawmakers Get Pressured To Act On Water Bond http://kvpr.org/post/lawmakers-get-pressured-act-water-bond <p>California lawmakers are debating whether to put a scaled-down water bond on the November ballot. And as Katie Orr reports from Sacramento, a rally at the Capitol Monday demonstrated the increasing pressure on the legislature as it wades through a number of bond proposals.</p><p>Business, agriculture and environmental leaders gathered under the blazing sun, in front the brown Capitol lawn to express the dire need for a water bond. Bryce Lundberg is a rice farmer and a member of the North State Water Alliance. His group has some criteria they’d like to see included in a bond.</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 17:47:29 +0000 Katie Orr - Capital Public Radio 33964 at http://kvpr.org Lawmakers Get Pressured To Act On Water Bond PPIC Survey: Support For California Water Bond Increases http://kvpr.org/post/ppic-survey-support-california-water-bond-increases <p class="p1">According to a new survey, most Californians now support an $11 billion water bond measure on the November ballot. The support levels increase for water bond proposals at lesser amounts. From Sacramento, Max Pringle reports.</p><p class="p3">A year ago, only 44 percent of California adults and 42 percent of likely voters supported the water bond measure. Now the percentages are 60 percent for adults and half of likely voters. Mark Baldasarre is with the Public Policy Institute of California, which conducted the poll.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 02:01:34 +0000 Max Pringle - Capital Public Radio 30360 at http://kvpr.org PPIC Survey: Support For California Water Bond Increases Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Urge Water Bond and Drought Declaration http://kvpr.org/post/bipartisan-group-lawmakers-urge-water-bond-and-drought-declaration <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A bipartisan group of lawmakers, farmers and farm workers gathered on the Capitol steps today to call on California Governor Jerry Brown to declare a drought.</span></p><p>The Latino Water Coalition also wants to see legislation that would put a water bond on the 2014 ballot. Supporters say the state is experiencing some of the driest conditions on record, and farmers livelihoods are at stake.</p><p>Republican State Senator Anthony Canella from the Central Valley says increased water storage should be part of the water bond package.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 01:48:09 +0000 Amy Quinton - Capital Public Radio 27265 at http://kvpr.org Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Urge Water Bond and Drought Declaration Perea: California Water Bond Needs Fixing Before It Goes To Voters in 2014 http://kvpr.org/post/perea-california-water-bond-needs-fixing-it-goes-voters-2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state&#39;s twice-delayed water bond needs more tweaking - and a diet - before it goes to voters in November 2014. That was the message delivered by Assembly member Henry T. </span>Perea<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;on Tuesday, as he spoke on Valley Public Radio&#39;s </span><a href="http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-calif-water-issues-prisons-hunger-valley-sports-related-head-trauma" style="line-height: 1.5;">Valley Edition.</a></p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 22:48:09 +0000 Joe Moore 23069 at http://kvpr.org Perea: California Water Bond Needs Fixing Before It Goes To Voters in 2014 Two New Water Bond Alternatives Draw Lawmakers' Scrutiny http://kvpr.org/post/two-new-water-bond-alternatives-draw-lawmakers-scrutiny <p>California lawmakers are taking a closer look at two new water bond proposals that would replace the measure currently set for next November’s ballot.&nbsp; Ben Adler has more from Sacramento on Tuesday’s committee hearing at the Capitol.</p><p>One of the two alternative water bond proposals comes from Senator Lois Wolk and focuses on restoring the area she represents: the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 17:52:31 +0000 Ben Adler - Captial Public Radio 22100 at http://kvpr.org Two New Water Bond Alternatives Draw Lawmakers' Scrutiny California Senate Leader Questions Future of Water Bond http://kvpr.org/post/california-senate-leader-questions-future-water-bond <p class="p1">California Senate Leader Darrell Steinberg says he’s not sure a long-delayed $11 billion water bond will make it on the 2014 ballot. More than $2 billion of that money is slated to be spent on the Sacramento San Joaquin Delta.&nbsp;</p><p class="p1">Governor Jerry Brown is backing a plan that calls for constructing two large underground tunnels that would send water from the Delta to Central and Southern California.</p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 01:31:14 +0000 Joe Moore 18134 at http://kvpr.org California Senate Leader Questions Future of Water Bond Rewritten Water Bond to Include Less Money for Storage http://kvpr.org/post/rewritten-water-bond-include-less-money-storage <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">California Senate Leader Darrell Steinberg says lawmakers plan to rewrite the $11 billion water bond for the November 2014 ballot – and the new version will likely have less money for storage projects such as dams.</span></p><p class="p3">“There will continue to be a chapter for storage.&nbsp; I don’t think there will be nearly the same amount of money in that chapter as there was in the original bond.&nbsp; And I think there will be de-emphasis, frankly – or at least, on the same surface storage projects,” says Steinberg.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 01:40:24 +0000 Ben Adler 12500 at http://kvpr.org Rewritten Water Bond to Include Less Money for Storage Talk of Revamping Water Bond to Heat Up in 2013 http://kvpr.org/post/talk-revamping-water-bond-heat-2013 <p></p><p>There’s a push for a new look at the $11 billion water bond now scheduled for California’s November 2014 ballot.&nbsp; As Ben Adler reports from Sacramento, some lawmakers want to reduce the bond’s size, while others want to rewrite it entirely.</p><p>Democratic Senator Lois Wolk represents the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta region – and she’s long felt the bond approved in 2009 was a bad piece of legislation.&nbsp; Now that it’s been pushed back a second time, Wolk has introduced a bill that would start over:</p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 00:52:42 +0000 Ben Adler 8131 at http://kvpr.org Talk of Revamping Water Bond to Heat Up in 2013