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Assemblyman Gallagher's Bill to Fast Track Reservoirs Killed by Democrats

Bill to Fast Track Reservoirs Killed by State Assembly Committee Democrats

Several members of the Sutter Buttes Tea Party were among a large group of supporters of Assemblyman James Gallagher’s AB 311 to expedite construction of critical water storage projects in California. After the rally, the Democrats in the Assembly Natural Resources Committee killed the bill.

No – Das Williams (D-37), Chairman
Aye – Brian Dahle (R-1), Vice Chair
No – Cristina Garcia (D-58)
Aye – David Hadley (R-66)
Aye – Matthew Harper (R-74)
No – Mark Stone (D-29)
No – Kevin McCarty (D-7)
NV – Anthony Rendon (D-63)
NV – Jim Wood (D-2)

Attached is a press release issued by Assemblyman James Gallagher after the vote, which states, in part:

“Democrats today ignored the pleas of farmers, farmworkers, business and labor leaders, and ordinary citizens who came to the Capitol to ask lawmakers to expedite new water storage projects. It is disappointing that the majority party has no problem granting expedited reviews for football stadiums and sports arenas, yet stands in the way of critical projects for our economy and our quality of life. Despite today’s vote, I will continue working to remove the road blocks holding up new water storage so we can increase water supply in our state.”

As shown by the party-line votes, there are differences between Republicans and Democrats. One party wants California to have water and a vibrant economy; the other party continues destroying the economy and legislating people out of California.

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