California lawmakers passed a bill removing an $11 billion water-bond proposition from the November ballot on concern that too many high-cost measures might jeopardize Governor Jerry Brown's proposed tax increase.

The measure, which passed the Senate 34-2 and the Assembly 69-6, would delay the water bonds until 2014. The bill advances to Brown, a Democrat, for his signature. It would be the second time the measure has been pushed back since it was first approved by his predecessor, Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and lawmakers in 2009.

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