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October 17, 2014
LAO Releases Final 2014-15 State Budget Report

This week, the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst Office (LAO) released the final 2014-15 State Budget Report, which summarizes California’s 2014-15 spending plan, including legislative and gubernatorial action through October 2014.

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October 10, 2014
Water Curtailments May Be Lifted During Substantial Precipitation Events

The Executive Director of the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) has notified post-1914 appropriative water rights holders in the Sacramento, San Joaquin, Russian, and Eel River watersheds of plans to temporarily release them from curtailment during upcoming intermittent significant precipitation events. 

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October 3, 2014
RCRC Board of Directors Takes Positions on Statewide Ballot Measures

Last week, the RCRC Board of Directors took a support position on Proposition 1, the Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014, and an oppose position on Proposition 47, the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act. 

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September 19, 2014
State of Emergency Declared for El Dorado and Siskiyou Counties

On Wednesday, Governor Jerry Brown declared a statewide emergency for El Dorado and Siskiyou Counties due to the devastating effects of recent wildfires, which have burned tens of thousands of acres and destroyed hundreds of homes. 

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September 12, 2014
Governor Signs Timber Harvest Plan (THP) Exemption

This week, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 2142 (Chesbro) into law. AB 2142 is an expansion of AB 744 from last session, authored by Assembly Members Dahle and Gordon.

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August 29, 2014
2013-14 Legislative Session Wraps Up

Midnight on August 31, 2014 marks the Constitutional deadline for the 2013-14 Legislative Session.  As of this writing, the Assembly and Senate are expected to act on approximately 100 remaining bills prior to adjournment.

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September 5, 2014
Groundwater Management Legislation Heads to Governor

In the last days of the 2014 Legislative Session, the Senate and Assembly approved a three bill package to advance the sustainable management of groundwater. 

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August 22, 2014
Groundwater Bills on Senate and Assembly Floors

There is a concerted effort underway to enact, prior to the end of the 2014 Legislative Session, significant changes to groundwater management law.

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August 18, 2014
Governor Brown Meets with RCRC Board of Directors

Governor Jerry Brown addressed the August Board of Directors meeting in Sacramento.

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August 8, 2014
Appropriations Committees Kick Off Last Month of Session

This week, both the State Senate and Assembly reconvened after summer recess with massive Appropriations Committees Hearings. 

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