"Arizona Lawmakers Optimistic About Passing Monumental Drought Plan"

"Up against a federal deadline to approve a Colorado River drought plan — a “generational change” in Arizona water management — four key legislators say they’re optimistic they’ll meet it.

Led by House Speaker Rusty Bowers, a Mesa Republican, they see the Legislature as ready — finally — to officially endorse the plan. That’s even though competing water interest groups still have highly visible disagreements about it.

From the opening day of its 2019 session on Monday, Jan. 14, the Legislature has until Jan. 31 to pass a resolution putting its stamp of approval on the plan. (Related story, Page C1.)"

Tony Davis reports for the Arizona Daily Star January 13, 2019.

Source: Arizona Daily Star, 01/14/2019