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(Sacramento) – Assembly Speaker Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles), during a news conference at the state capitol this afternoon with Assemblymembers Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) and Anna Caballero (D-Salinas), said she’s hoping a comprehensive water solutions package can be brought to the full legislature for consideration soon. Speaker Bass says the package will be the focus of committee hearings before any floor votes are taken. And, she noted, the first informational hearing on the water package was held today by joint Senate and Assembly committee. The Speaker says the water package will include a strong conservation component, strict water rights enforcement, the creation of a Delta Stewardship Council and a multi-billion dollar bond package to pay for desperately needed infrastructure improvements and delta restoration.

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  • Speaker Bass’ opening remarks to media at this afternoon’s news conference.
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  • Assemblymember Caballero’s opening remarks at this afternoon’s news conference.
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