MWD spends $1.8 million on lobbying state officials

During the last California legislative session, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California spent $1.8 million in ratepayer money on lobbying – more than any other public agency, except for Los Angeles County.  Steven Maviglio of the California Majority Report writes,  “Having spent millions to date, the Metropolitan Water District is doubling down on efforts to protect itself, even if that mean California water ratepayers will have to bear the cost.” 

In the 1990s, MWD’s spending and covert plans to protect its interests got so out of control that the legislature had to pass legislation and institute an ethics office.  To read the full story, click here: