California Gov. Jerry Brown and state leaders unveiled legislation Thursday for a $1 billion drought relief package designed to help the state deal with ongoing dry conditions.
"This unprecedented drought continues with no signs yet of letting up," Brown said in a release. "The programs funded by the actions announced today will provide direct relief to workers and communities most impacted by these historic dry conditions."
The package would include funding for safe drinking water and infrastructure projects designed to help the state deal with dry weather.