The Legacy of Katrina and Politics in California

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After the Gulf States suffered a major catastrophe just one year ago today, California politicians promised action to prevent anything similar from happening here. But bills that might protect California from disastrous flooding have been bottled up in this last week of the legislative session by none other than San Jose Democrat Don Perata, President Pro Tem of the Senate. Now, he's changed his tune and called for a "flood summit" to see if the bills could be brought back to life. Were they delayed to accommodate special interests? Will they be revived? Would they provide sufficient protection if they became law?




Warren Olney


Frances Anderton