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Feinstein, governor try to jump-start water talks

Sen. Dianne Feinstein met privately with Gov. Schwarzenegger and state lawmakers today in an effort to jump-start stalled negotiations on a state water bond.

There were no major breakthroughs, but legislative leaders from both parties agreed to meet again in two weeks, the governor said.

Feinstein, who was invited to the Capitol by the governor, said, “I found it very productive and very constructive and I think the key is ... to keep these people together.”

She and the governor pressed for a legislative deal to get a measure on the November ballot, rather than relying on an outside ballot initiative.