Key deadline for water bond negotiations uncertain

Today was a key deadline for water bond negotiations Governor Jerry Brown and California lawmakers. It's the date the Secretary of State's office was supposed to begin printing voter guides for the fall election.

But there's no deal yet to replace the $11 billion dollar water bond on the November ballot. Democratic leaders prepared legislation that would push that deadline back to later in the week.

The two sticking points in negotiations are how much money should be set aside for surface storage projects like dams and reservoirs; and whether the bond should be "tunnel neutral" - that is, it would neither help nor hurt the governor's proposal to build twin tunnels underneath the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.


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