Solano County

Republican Logue works with Democrat on water bill

By From page A3 | April 30, 2014

FAIRFIELD — State Assemblyman Dan Logue, the Republican who’s running against Rep. John Garamendi to represent the 3rd Congressional District, will be a principal co-author of a Democratic Assembly member’s water bond bill and has pulled his own water legislation.

Logue, R-Loma Rica, is working with Assemblyman Henry Perea, D-Fresno, whose bill passed out of the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee on an 11-1 vote Tuesday.

“I look forward to working with Assemblyman Perea and everyone involved in this historic legislation to make sure that this water crisis is resolved,” Logue said in a press release. “I am pleased to be among the first Republican members of the Legislature to be a principal co-author of Assemblyman Perea’s water bond legislation, AB 2686.”

“Perea’s bill calls for $3 billion in groundwater storage, which is what California needs,” Logue said.

Logue’s original bill, AB 1445, called for 3.3 million acre-feet of water storage. Perea’s bill calls for $3 billion in groundwater storage, which will likely fund the building of Sites Reservoir, Logue said. Sites Reservoir is in Colusa County, part of the 3rd Assembly District that Logue represents.

“Water is not a partisan issue, and we need to work together to solve this water crisis,” Logue said. “This is why I am pulling my own water bond legislation and am reaching across the aisle to work with Assemblyman Perea and other members to come together for a solution to this historic drought.”

Reach Ryan McCarthy at 427-6935 or [email protected]

Ryan McCarthy


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