Drought Weary Californians Asked To Spend Billions On Water Projects

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In the midst of their historic drought, Californian voters will go to the polls tomorrow and be asked to say yea or nay to Proposition One — a bond measure that would allow the state to borrow $7.5 billion to spend on water projects.

Governor Jerry Brown is pushing the measure and reminding everyone who will listen that it's been half a century since the construction of the California Water Project, which was championed by his father, Governor Pat Brown.

The governor says California needs Prop One to "stay strong," but a provision that would set aside funds for new dams is drawing fire from some environmentalists and economists. From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Dan Brekke of KQED reports.


This segment aired on November 3, 2014.


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