California Governor Brown signs $1 billion emergency drought package

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Posted: Mar 27, 2015 4:58 PM

(Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown signed emergency legislation on Friday that fast-tracks over $1 billion in funding for drought relief and water infrastructure within the parched state.

“This funding is just one piece of a much larger effort to help those most impacted by the drought and prepare the state for an uncertain future,” said Brown in a statement. “Rain is not in the forecast and every Californian must be doing their utmost to conserve water.”

(Reporting By Robin Respaut; Editing by David Gregorio)