“A massive $11 billion bond intended to pay for what lawmakers in 2009 said was a crucial upgrade of California’s water infrastructure has been pulled from the November ballot and delayed until 2014.
“The Legislature voted for the postponement Thursday, the second time lawmakers have removed the proposition from the state ballot. It was a move leaders had been talking about for months. Gov. Jerry Brown said in January he supports a delay, which means the bond won’t be on the same ballot with the governor’s tax-raising measure.
“Lawmakers backed the move for a variety of reasons, including avoiding what many saw as certain defeat if voters were faced this November with a tax raise and a huge bond. They also want an opportunity to shrink the bond to remove some elements that critics have said would be wasteful spending.”
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