After California floods, infrastructure is suddenly sexy

There is a cycle to the conversation about infrastructure and how to pay for it. And it goes like this in California:

A few politicians say that infrastructure – roads, bridges, tunnels, railways, dams and more – are the lifeblood of economic prosperity.

Editorial boards point out that Gov. Pat Brown and the Legislature of his era helped make California an economic power by investing in the massive California State Water Project and highways, and by making the University of California system the best in the world.

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