It’s done. A multi-billion dollar water bond, the result of several weeks of compromising, posturing, and in the end, bipartisan cooperation the likes of which we haven’t seen in Sacramento in quite some time.
Legislators should be proud of what they’ve accomplished — and how they did it. The back-and-forth — right up until the final hours before a deadline to appear on the November ballot –made it a package that might well win the approval of voters.
This is how the legislative process works: the sausage-making, the press conferences, the shuttling between the Governor’s office and legislative offices, making concessions to get things done. Sometimes it’s not pretty. But it works.