SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A package of bills intended to alleviate California's water woes is scheduled to be voted on in the California Legislature but a compromise remains elusive.
Republican and Democratic lawmakers continue to haggle over key elements that are threatening to sink a complex new water supply and management plan for the growing state.
The state Senate on Monday approved a nearly $10 billion bond package to pay for new water storage. It included dams long sought by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his fellow Republicans.
But senators failed to get the needed votes for legislation that would create a new statewide groundwater monitoring system and increase penalties on illegal water diversions.