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Brown's tunnel plan looms over effort to pass water bonds
Brown's tunnel plan looms over effort to pass water bonds

As lawmakers struggle to craft a water bond proposal for voters, there's a huge reservoir of wonderful, non-controversial project ideas. But practically everyone is suffering from tunnel vision. Literally. Not just the politicians, but — especially — the warring water interests. The overriding question for most is what effect any bond would have on Gov. Jerry Brown's highly controversial, very costly plan to bore two gigantic water tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. Would it help or hurt the $26-billion project? Expedite it or slow it down? And, like most political issues, where you stand depends on where you sit. If you sit in the delta or...

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