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Thursday, December 7, 2017

As excerpted from: California AG Today

Assemblyman Adam Gray: Real Changes Needed for Water Future

December 6, 2017

Everything is On Table For California's Water Future

By Patrick Cavanaugh, Farm News Director

Now is the time to unite and plan California's water infrastructure. That’s what Adam Gray told California Ag Today recently. Gray is the California State Assembly representing the 21st Assembly District, Merced and Stanislaus Counties. He said there is an urgent need for unification in regards to California's water and the need for real changes to be made for future generations.

Monday, October 23, 2017

In this horror flick, we’re playing the part of Victim No. 1


BY MIKE DUNBAR

mdunbar@modbee.com

At the climax of most horror movies, the mask gets ripped away and we see the face of the villain – Jason, Leatherface, Freddie Kruger, Jerry Brown.

We’re living our own slow-motion horror movie, in which the state has been plotting for years to steal the water that sustains our lives and a third of the Northern San Joaquin Valley’s economy. The plot is really boiling now, so let’s pull off some masks.

Governor Puppetmaster – Gov. Brown waited until 11:48 last Sunday night to veto Adam Gray’s Assembly Bill 313 – which would have inserted some fairness into resolving water disputes. As it is, the State Water Resources Control Board staff writes the rules, brings the charges then decides the cases. Disagree with their decision? Then the dispute moves to the board’s governor-appointed commissioners; no wonder it never loses.

The agency is cop, prosecutor, judge and appellate court. That’s fair in North Korea, not so much in Northern California.

Monday, September 18, 2017

The odds were against Assemblyman Adam Gray in his long-shot effort to force additional fairness on decisions made by the State Water Resources Control Board.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

The largest circulation newspaper in western America decided to take Adam Gray to task last week. In a 715-word editorial, the Los Angeles Times denigrated Assembly Bill 313, which Gray authored.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

California lawmakers took a step toward restructuring water rights hearings throughout the state last week when Assembly Bill 313, introduced by Assemblyman Adam Gray (D-Merced), overwhelmingly passed the Assembly, moving the bill which aims to fix the state’s broken water management structure closer to becoming law.

Monday, June 5, 2017

MERCED, Calif. (KFSN) -- A state assembly bill aimed at helping fairground funding throughout the state is moving forward. The bill would help state fairs make repairs while bringing in more entertainment and revenue.

Friday, May 19, 2017

As excerpted from the Fresno Bee:

California is about to go nuts thanks to some fourth-graders from Merced
To some, California has long had the reputation of being a little nutty. Now, a fourth-grade class in Merced is trying to make it official.

Earlier this year, students from Margaret Sheehy Elementary School launched a letter-writing campaign urging their local state legislators to draft a bill making almonds the official California nut. After all, almonds are big business in California, valued at $4 billion and creating more than 100,000 jobs. Besides, California has lots of other “official” stuff like the state flower, bird and rock. Heck, we even have a state lichen.