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Lawmakers try to avoid 'tunnel' vision in water bond negotiations




A levee in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
A levee in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
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State lawmakers have a pretty daunting task ahead of them as they begin a summer recess this week: crafting a multibillion-dollar water bond that wins bipartisan support. The bond wouldn't directly fund Governor Brown's proposal to build tunnels through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

But the California Report's Scott Detrow reports it's the elephant in the room.