Jerry Brown’s water plan is more than policy

From The Los Angeles Times:

For Gov. Jerry Brown, his updated California water plan — the peripheral pipes — is not just bold policy, it’s deeply personal.

It’s not merely about his legacy, it’s about his family’s.

What his dad — the legendary builder Gov. Pat Brown — began more than half a century ago, the son now is adamantly committed to finishing.

The septuagenarian governor referred to his family’s role in California water development when a reporter asked him last week whether he was biting off too much heading into the November election.

“It is really a very foolish game plan to always be trying to second-guess the electorate and hesitating to do what is needed,” Brown responded somewhat disingenuously, since he is constantly mulling political possibilities and acting accordingly.

“This thing has been around for a long time. I can remember being in grammar school and my father was attorney general, fighting with Arizona over the Colorado River….

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