Dean Cortopassi gestures to an aerial photo of land he owns in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. Cortopassi, a wealthy farmer and food processor, is bankrolling Proposition 53, which would require a statewide vote before issuing revenue bonds to fund mega-projects. He’s strongly opposed to Gov. Jerry Brown’s “twin tunnels” project in the Delta and Proposition 53 could subject it to a statewide vote.
Dean Cortopassi gestures to an aerial photo of land he owns in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. Cortopassi, a wealthy farmer and food processor, is bankrolling Proposition 53, which would require a statewide vote before issuing revenue bonds to fund mega-projects. He’s strongly opposed to Gov. Jerry Brown’s “twin tunnels” project in the Delta and Proposition 53 could subject it to a statewide vote. Rich Pedroncelli AP
Dean Cortopassi gestures to an aerial photo of land he owns in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. Cortopassi, a wealthy farmer and food processor, is bankrolling Proposition 53, which would require a statewide vote before issuing revenue bonds to fund mega-projects. He’s strongly opposed to Gov. Jerry Brown’s “twin tunnels” project in the Delta and Proposition 53 could subject it to a statewide vote. Rich Pedroncelli AP
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