From Agri Pulse– With a month to go before Gov. Gavin Newsom unveils his initial budget proposal for the next fiscal year, state officials have been emphasizing the fact that 85% of spending on water infrastructure in California has come from the local level. The 12% that the state contributes often comes in the form of general obligation bonds passed through ballot initiatives. Newsom has said he would revive his climate resilience bond proposal for the 2022 ballot, and the Legislature has now brought back a similar bond proposal as well. “We are excited to continue to identify how to invest in and generate funding for water resilience,” said Natural Resources Secretary Wade Crowfoot during the fall meeting for the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) Thursday, “whether it’s a general obligation bond in two years’ time or other ways to actually identify a way that the state can actually support the region.” (more)