It's been a busy week as the California lawmakers faced deadlines before the end of session on Aug. 31. The most important issue on everyone's mind was a water bond for the November ballot. Capital Bureau Chief Ben Adler was there following last night's vote to approve a $7.5 billion water bond.
Gov. Jerry Brown, left, shakes hands with Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff, R-Diamond Bar, after Brown signed to measure t0 place a $7.5 billion water plan on the November ballot, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Sacramento, Calif. The measure replaces an existing water bond that was approved by a previous Legislature but was widely considered to costly and unlikely to be approved by voters. The water plan was approved by lawmakers earlier in the day after weeks of negotiations between Brown and legislative leaders. Rich Pedroncelli / AP