18 Nov EDITORIAL: Adding splashes of good sense to state government

PRESS-ENTERPRISE EDITORIAL Published: Nov. 18, 2015 Updated: 4:27 p.m. Given the California Legislature’s general dysfunction, ballot measures often are the only way major policy changes in this state are made – and unmade. Two initiatives are advancing that would let voters decide in 2016 on continuing two...

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13 Nov Dead Harvest Premieres In Visalia

"it's terrible, i mean it's really terrible" "i feel like they don't really understand how bad it really is" stefani: federal leaders and farmers gather to watch a film showing how dangerous our valley drought has become. stefani: good evening...

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13 Nov Can a Water Measure Drown High-Speed-Rail?

By Joel Fox Editor of Fox & Hounds and President of the Small Business Action Committee The high-speed rail project has avoided roadblocks from lawsuits (so far), negative media reports and legislative efforts calling for a new vote of the people – but can it withstand a...

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13 Nov Daily Digest: Initiative shifts High Speed Rail bonds to water projects; Bureaucratic barriers stand in the way of innovation that could help solve water crisis; El Niño is here, and it’ll be ‘one storm after another like a conveyor belt’; and more …

In California water news today, Initiative shifts High Speed Rail bonds to water projects; Bureaucratic Barriers Stand in the Way of Innovation That Could Help Solve Water Crisis; El Niño is here, and it'll be ‘one storm after another like a conveyor belt'; Many California...

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13 Nov GOP Bill: Use High-Speed Rail Money for Water Instead

Two California Republican lawmakers have proposed a ballot measure that would divert bond revenue from a pricey high-speed rail project to pay for more water storage in the drought-parched state. State Sen. Bob Huff (R-San Dimas) and Board of Equalization Vice Chair George Runner submitted the language of...

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12 Nov Ballot proposal would divert high-speed rail money to water

Highlights George Runner, Bob Huff file language for November 2016 initiative Initiative strikes at 2008 Proposition 1A bond act Runner promises a ‘robust’ signature-gathering campaign     George Runner, a member of the California State Board of Equalization, speaks at a 2013 conference. On Thursday, Runner and Bob Huff said they’ve...

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12 Nov Valley drought on the silver screen

Congressman Devin Nunes (R-Tulare), left, leads a panel discussion on water with attorney Gary Sawyers, Victor Davis Hanson, writer/director Ray McNally and radio host Ray Appleton before the premier of “Dead Harvest,” at the Fox Theatre in Visalia on Thursday, November 12, 2015 The documentary...

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