Lawmakers in drought-hit California finally agree water plan

Reuters: California Governor Jerry Brown approved on Wednesday a $7.6 billion plan to improve water supplies in the drought-striken state that will be put before voters in November, ending a year of political wrangling over the measure. California is in the throes of a devastating multi-year drought that is expected to cost its economy $2.2 billion in lost crops, jobs and other damages. On the last possible day to approve the ballot measure, Democrats and Republicans fought over what projects to include,......

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