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Federal Agency Releases New Approach for Dealing with California Water Operations

This week, the federal Bureau of Reclamation released a lengthy document outlining a new approach applying scientific principles to state operations affecting water supply...

More Water in Sierra Snowpack This Year

More water is available in the Sierra snowpack this year than last due to the January storms, according to the state Department of Water...

Water Supply Bond Failing; Housing, Children’s Hospital Bonds Pass

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported proposal to issue state general obligation bonds to fund water supply and infrastructure projects was behind in the vote...

Strong California Economy Will Allow Next Governor to Address These Issues

The top priorities for California’s next governor ought to reflect what is on the minds of Californians. With our diverse population, geography and business community,...

State Water Board Delays Action on River Flows Again

In an unexpected turn of events, after receiving a letter from Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and Governor-elect Gavin Newsom, the State Water Resources...

Federal Legislation Eases California Water Shortages

California’s water future will get brighter with the passage of the bipartisan, comprehensive federal legislation, America’s Water Infrastructure Act 2018 (AWIA). The bill passed the...

State Water Board Delays Final Action on Controversial Delta Plan

At the request of the administration, the State Water Resources Control Board plans to delay final action on the final draft plan update for...

Division Not a Fix for California Woes

Tim Draper believes California is three states struggling within the boundaries of one, and wants to set them free. Voters will have the chance in November to decide if they share his vision that more governments make better governance.

Governor, CalChamber Chair Stress Infrastructure Needs

The need for California to invest in infrastructure to continue advancing was a recurring theme in remarks by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and...

Governor: State Will Persist in Leading Way for Nation

The need for perseverance was a recurring theme this week when Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. delivered his 16th and final report on the...

CalChamber Backs Two Proposed Water Bonds

The California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors recently voted to support two proposed water bond measures, an initiative aimed at the November 2018...

Suspense File Recap: Many Harmful Bills Stopped, But Many Remain; Several Helpful Bills Move

Strong opposition from the California Chamber of Commerce helped to stop numerous harmful bills from continuing past the appropriations committees on Friday to reach...

CalChamber-Supported WaterFix Gains Critical State Approval

The California Chamber of Commerce-supported California WaterFix project has achieved the next crucial milestone on the road to securing the state’s future water supplies. The...

CalChamber-Backed California WaterFix Moves Forward

With this week’s release of biological opinions (BiOps) from federal agencies responsible for protecting species listed under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA), the...

End of Drought Emergency Gives Way to Conservation as ‘Way of Life’

Prohibitions on wasteful water practices will remain in force following the Governor’s ending the drought state of emergency he declared in January 2014. The drought...

State Snowpack Shows Big One-Month Gain

This month’s snow survey showed a huge increase in the snowpack from January, but state water officials are reminding Californians that precipitation could stop...

CalChamber Urges President to Sign Landmark Water Bill

December 16 Update: The President signed the water bill today. The California Chamber of Commerce is urging President Barack Obama to sign landmark federal water...