Bee political cartoonist Rex Babin offers his take on how those behind-closed-doors water negotiations are playing out.
When it comes to crafting a package that is palatable enough to pass both houses, lawmakers might as well go to battle armed with "Whack-a-mole" mallets, as Fresno Bee's E.J. Schultz pointed out in breaking down the challenges of crafting a passable pair of policy and financing proposals. Read his post on adding up the votes here.
Rex Babin is the political cartoonist for The Bee. You can see a collection of his work here.