State lags on water studies — Opinion

You might think it a reasonable thing for the Oregon Legislature to spend $1.8 million — barely a rounding error in a general fund budget of about $18 billion — to study groundwater supplies, a vital matter for the farms and ranches that comprise the state’s largest industry, agriculture.

Gov. Kate Brown thought so — she proposed the $1.8 million figure in her budget for the two-year period that started July 1.

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