Federal California drought legislation looking increasingly dead


“I’m getting better!” “No, you’re not — you’ll be stone dead in a moment.”

Michael Doyle reports in the Sacramento Bee on the apparent death of California drought legislation:

A California water bill that skeptics say has been cloaked in excessive secrecy will probably miss its Capitol Hill train this year.

Facing criticism from fellow Democrats, and with key details still unresolved, Sen. Dianne Feinstein conceded Friday that the water legislation needs additional work despite “significant progress.”

By “dead” I think I mean “unlikely to get through Congress this year”. Next year’s an election year, making it even harder for Congress to do difficult things. Plus it might rain or snow in California.