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California drinking water bill clears senate

The California state Senate has voted to send Governor Gavin Newsom a bill to spend millions to improve contaminated drinking water.

Posted: Jul 9, 2019 3:58 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The California state Senate has voted to send Governor Gavin Newsom a bill to spend millions to improve contaminated drinking water.

The bill cleared the Senate on Monday by a vote of 38-1, giving it bipartisan support.

Newsom says about 1 million Californians don't have access to clean drinking water. The bill would allow the state to spend $130 million per year over the next decade to help improve water systems.

Most of the money comes from the state's cap-and-trade program aimed at fighting climate change.

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