The Free Press, Mankato, MN


Water Projects-9

FILE - In this July 9, 2013 file photo, Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chair Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Big money water projects used to be a favorite target of good-government types who railed against political pork. Now the same projects are a rare unifying factor in a dysfunctional Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)