DROUGHT: Calif. Legislature passes $687M relief bill as mandatory water cuts increase Anne C. Mulkern, E&E reporter Published: Friday, February 28, 2014 Legislation that would speed $687 million in drought relief is awaiting California Gov. Jerry Brown's (D) signature. Please subscribe to Greenwire to read the full story. Username: Password: Forgot your access codes? Recover them. Not a subscriber? Sign up for a trial. Ready to subscribe? Click here.