Proposition 68 was approved in California. The measure will authorize the state to borrow $4.1 billion for investments in outdoor recreation, land conservation and water projects.
The measure passed with 56 percent of the vote, according to preliminary results.
The measure lets California issue general obligation bonds to fund parks in underserved neighborhoods and provide money for flood-prevention and clean drinking water projects. It also includes $200 million to help preserve the state’s largest lake, the Salton Sea, which has been evaporating since San Diego’s regional water agency stopped sending it water.