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Water Tax

Jan 11, 2019

Gavin Newsom budget calls for drinking water tax to help poor communities: “Tackling what promises to be a controversial issue, Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed a tax on drinking water Thursday to help disadvantaged communities clean up contaminated water systems.  Newsom’s plan for a “safe and affordable drinking water fund,” included in the new governor’s first budget proposal, attempts to revive an idea that died in the Legislature last year.  A McClatchy investigation last year showed that at least 360,000 Californians rely on water that does not meet state standards for toxins. McClatchy also found that 6 million Californians have water providers that have violated state standards at some point since 2012. … ”  Read more from the Sacramento Bee here:  Gavin Newsom budget calls for drinking water tax to help poor communities

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