Senate Minority Leader Huff Issues Statement on Emergency Drought Legislation Proposed by Governor

Thursday, March 19, 2015

SACRAMENTO: Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) issued the following statement after taking part in a news conference with the governor and legislative leaders on emergency drought legislation proposed for California.

“I want to thank the governor, the pro tem and the speaker for inviting us today.  We were briefed on this proposal just this morning, and so far it sounds like a good approach.  We need to review the legislation in detail but it seems like a reasonable start.”

“Republicans have consistently said that storage is essential for providing a reliable water source to all of California for future generations. The Proposition 1 water bond that was passed last year is a critical step forward in meeting the needs for California’s future.”

“There’s no question California’s drought crisis has worsened, as once again we’ve experienced a dry winter.  With the hot summer months approaching, it’s incumbent on all Californians to be responsible with how they use water.   It’s critical that we act now.”