Thursday, March 19, 2015
A billion from the state appears - like magic
With California entering its fourth year of drought, Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders will propose more than $1 billion in emergency legislation Thursday for flood protection and water supply projects and to alleviate impacts of the drought. The legislation, similar to a measure passed last year, includes money for upgrading farm equipment with low-polluting equipment and for emergency food for farmworkers out of work due to the drought, a source said. The bill’s funding will rely on a combination of sources, including the General Fund, revenue from California’s cap-and-trade program, flood bond revenue and money from the water bond voters passed last year...
Full story at http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article15320255.html
Just taking note of the budget magic that can occur when someone wants it to happen!