California Senate approves drinking water fund

The California Senate has voted to send Gov. Gavin Newsom a bill to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to improve contaminated drinking water.

The bill cleared the Senate by a vote of 38-1, giving it bipartisan support.

Newsom says about 1 million Californians don't have access to clean drinking water. The bill would spend $130 million per year over the next decade to help improve water systems. Most of the money comes from the state's cap-and-trade program aimed at fighting climate change.

Dawn Kamber