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Commentary: Legislature passes, Governor signs major water bill

The Legislature passed a comprehensive water package in November that allows California to store and conserve water more effectively and restore the Sacramento- San Joaquin Delta – the heart of California’s water supply system.

Nightmare scenarios haunt states

California legislators spent the last year closing a $60 billion gap for the last two fiscal years. Already, though, legislative analysts predict the state will be short another $20 billion by June 2011. The bad news is expected to continue even after that, with gaps of roughly the same size persisting through at least 2015.