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Initiative That Would Require Vote On Delta Tunnels Makes 2016 Ballot

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California Governor Jerry Brown’s plan to build dual tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta could face a significant new hurdle—voters.

The Secretary of State’s office announced Monday that a constitutional initiative proposed by wealthy Stockton-area farmer Dean Cortopassi has qualified for the 2016 ballot.

The measure would require a statewide vote before a state agency could take out any bond of more than $2 billion for a public works project.

Opponents of the initiative, including the California Chamber of Commerce, say requiring statewide votes will tie up projects and erode local control.

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