LOS ANGELES - Plans for a Pinal County, Ariz., water augmentation authority are on hold pending legislation to straighten out conflicts over local water control and representation on the agency's board of directors.

The Pinal County Water Augmentation Authority would be able to issue tax-exempt bonds to finance capital projects. SB 1260, which calls for creation of the authority, was signed by Gov. Fife Symington this April, but now the follow-up bill is needed before all the pieces of the project can fall into place.

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