A plan to pump $1 billion of water spending into drought-stricken California cleared the Legislature on Thursday and was sent to Gov. Jerry Brown, who is expected to sign the legislation. Read more
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Not only will the $1-billion spending plan approved by lawmakers Thursday provide little immediate relief to drought-stricken Californians, state leaders are missing an opportunity to take more decisive action to restrict water use, conservation advocates said. Read more
It may be the home of Silicon Valley and thousands of technology gurus, but California is looking outside its borders for advice on how to use IT to better interact with citizens. Read more
A legislative hearing into Gov. Jerry Brown’s plans in support of adult education and career apprentice programs drew strong support from school representatives but concerns were raised by lawmakers and policy analysts over funding methods and long-term goals. Read more
The state Senate on Wednesday approved a $1 billion proposal to speed up spending on water projects and offer about $75 million in immediate aid to residents and wildlife in drought-stricken California. Read more
A new report covering the national capital area could serve as a template for other regions to engage the public and deal with funding gaps. Read more