The Conservative and Fiscally Responsible Vote on Proposition 3 is YES.

Jerry Meral
Director of the California Water Program of the Natural Heritage Institute

Proposition 3 is a water bond on the November ballot.  It would provide safe drinking water for disadvantaged communities; a safe, clean and reliable water supply; and increased drought resilience for California. California bonds are extremely attractive to investors, in part because the state is now spending a very small fraction (less than 4%) of […]

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Analysis of Novemer 2016 Initiative Results

Jerry Meral
Director of the California Water Program of the Natural Heritage Institute

Nothing makes academics, self-described good government types, editorial writers and elected officials happier than denouncing the initiative process as chaotic, confusing, serving the special interests, and end-running the Legislature. They argue that voters are deceived by misleading sounding initiatives; fail to vote on many measures: and often don’t get the outcomes they think they are […]

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Water Tunnels Good for the Economy and Environment

Jerry Meral
Director of the California Water Program of the Natural Heritage Institute

Fortunately, in this day of bitter partisan divides, there are some issues which can unite people across the political spectrum.  Water reliability and ecological restoration can be two such issues. California’s vibrant economy and strong employment growth are both reliant on a dependable water supply.  An interruption or reduction in the supply of water to […]

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