Senate Democrats push for state assistance for towns to meet clean water standards
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Months after a state court put a hold on an aggressive new water quality standard imposed by the state, Democrats are pressing to re-impose that standard in state statute.
But the path to get that done is proving complicated.
Lawmakers in both parties agree the standards should be raised. And they say there should be state funding available to help towns and cities meet those standards. Exactly how to that, though, has sparked disagreement.