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(Sacramento) -  After months of wrangling and concentrated last minute negotiations, the California State Legislature has passed, and the Governor has signed “The Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014.”  Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) is proud of the all of the hard work that went into the crafting of this crucial $7.545 billion water bond, that makes necessary improvements to every aspect of California’s antiquated water system, while addressing the very urgent matter of the drought.

“In this bond we make the biggest investment in water storage in decades,” said Speaker Atkins.  “We make a major investment in ensuring clean, sustainable groundwater, and we make a major investment in our rivers, streams, and watersheds that will help with our water needs, and provide important environmental benefits as well.  With this bond we harness innovative technology, we anticipate the challenges that future droughts may pose, and we create jobs.”

The final fate of the water bond now rests in the hands of California’s voters, who will decide its outcome in the November 2014 election.  Watch this Assembly Access Video to learn more.