Pork and the water bond

Patrick McGreevy likely wrote about Keith Brackpool and the Cadiz water scheme in the Mojave Desert when he was a City Hall reporter for the L.A. Times, given that Brackpool is one of the best connected guys in the building. (You thought Antonio Villaraigosa, a former employee and drinking buddy of Brackpool's, goes to Iceland with KB every summer for the weather?) Now McGreevy is in Sacramento and has found money for Cadiz, and a whole bunch of other projects of questionable necessity, buried in the huge water bond that the Legislature voted to put on the California ballot.

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