Congressional leaders reach agreement with the White House on a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package that will include a new round of aid to various agriculture sectors while also ensuring the deductibility of expenses used to get forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program loans.
With a month to go before Gov. Gavin Newsom unveils his initial budget proposal for the next year, state officials have been emphasizing the fact that 85% of spending on water infrastructure in California has come from the local level.
Lawmakers are expressing confidence that they can they can pass a water projects authorization bill this year despite the distraction of a campaign where control of both Congress and the White House will be at stake.
President Donald Trump signed the Water Resources Development Act of 2018 into law last week, reauthorizing investments in infrastructure improvements that will make it easier to ship agriculture products and other goods to U.S. harbors over the country's inland waterways.