Don’t Let the State Senate Kill High Speed Rail

Jun 26th, 2012 | Posted by

It’s organizing time. The legislature is taking up the governor’s request to release the voter-approved high speed rail bond money in order to match $3.3 billion in federal stimulus money and create jobs. HSR supporters need to let legislators know you expect them to do the right thing and release the funds. You can start at StandUpForTrains.org:

We are truly at a make it or break it moment for high-speed rail in California and in America. The California Legislature must decide by July 1st to release Proposition 1A high-speed rail bond funds to match $3.3 billion in federal grants.

If you live in California, it is critcal that you call your representative and senator to urge them to move forward without delay.

If you don’t live in California, please ask your California friends to make the call.

High-speed rail remains a top priority for a broad and diverse set of leaders and stakeholders all around California, including business, labor, transportation and livability advocates, who agree that we cannot delay getting started.

High-speed rail will help the economy and the state budget now because of massive job creation. Quality middle-class jobs will better the lives of thousands of families and improve the economy now and the tax revenues generated by new jobs will help bolster California’s finances.

Long-term, high-speed rail provides a foundation for ongoing economic prosperity because it provides a solution to our overtaxed transportation system and will free us from volatile fuel costs, helping businesses and individuals prosper.

California legislators need to know that there is broad support. It is critical that supporters call their representatives and senators urging them to move forward without delay.

Here’s what happens if they vote YES:

- Construction begins in the Central Valley on the nation’s first dedicated high-speed line.

- Caltrain, the San Jose – San Francisco commuter line, gets electrified by 2018.

- ACE commuter rail and Amtrak’s San Joaquin and Capitol Corridors get upgraded with new coordinated service.

- Metrolink’s Antelope Valley and San Bernardino lines get upgraded.

- The stage will be set to close the missing link between Bakersfield and Los Angeles.

Senator Alan Lowenthal is pushing ahead with his misleadingly-named “Plan B” for HSR, which involves his long-held dream of stealing all the bond money that was intended for bullet trains connecting SF to LA for other, slower, local rail service. The Obama Administration has made it absolutely clear that they will not allow the federal stimulus funds to be moved out of the Central Valley. Lowenthal’s proposal, then, means the death of the California HSR project and the loss of billions in desperately needed stimulus funds and the jobs they would produce.

Sure, Lowenthal and his allies might argue that the Obama Administration would flip-flop and agree to move the funds out of the Valley. But the White House stood firm when Tea Party governors in Wisconsin, Ohio and Florida wanted to move their HSR stimulus funds to other uses, refusing their requests and moving that money to other states, including California. They won’t give in to Tea Party Democrats like Lowenthal on this.

So make your voice heard. Send an email to your legislators, or better yet call their offices and let them know you want the California high speed rail to move forward as currently planned, without delay!

  1. Spokker
    Jun 27th, 2012 at 01:13
    #1

    Is there a C-SPAN for the California legislature? Live audio? Anything?

    Is there any archived video on HSR debate?

  2. morris brown
    Jun 27th, 2012 at 02:37
    #2

    @ Spokker

    You want to visist

    http://www.calchannel.com

    which has all the videos, both live and archived of the State Legislature.

    Spokker Reply:

    Thanks for this. I had looked at the State of California’s page on the legislature. I assumed that if I didn’t immediately see a link for it there, that it probably didn’t exist. I should have looked harder.

  3. J. Wong
    Jun 27th, 2012 at 06:54
    #3

    I already emailed my state senator, Mark Leno, on Monday. I told him we have to look to our future competiveness as a state and that we needed to better tie together our state in voicing my support for disbursement of funds. I should’ve pointed out that naysayers are being shortsighted.

  4. John Nachtigall
    Jun 27th, 2012 at 07:46
    #4

    There are 25 State Senators who are Democrat and the vote needs 21. Does anyone know who the “no” votes are at the moment. It has to be more than Lowenthal.

    Also, I don’t think “Tea Party Democrat” is a real thing. I belive the proper term is “blue dog” democrat (fiscal conservative, social liberal).

    BruceMcF Reply:

    No, Blue Dogs are moderate or conservative on social issues. You may be thinking of Hedge Fund Democrats, like the President, the Clintons, etc.

    Alon Levy Reply:

    I thought Blue Dogs were moderate Dems in general, not just on social issues.

    adirondacker12800 Reply:

    From the Tea Party’s point of view they are radical socialists bent on forcing all to live under their communistic anti-colonial version of hippiedom.

    Alon Levy Reply:

    Isn’t the US supposed to be anti-colonial, or something?

    adirondacker12800 Reply:

    yes but since Newt rewrote that bit, Tea Party members think being anti-colonial is a bad thing. And Paul Revere was galloping to Lexington to warn the British. And ya better keep the Government’s dirty mitts off their Medicare.

    Paul Druce Reply:

    Bah. True conservatives are Jacobites.

    adirondacker12800 Reply:

    And true Scotsman wouldn’t entertain questions about birth certificates. Ya dance with who brung ya.

    joe Reply:

    Blue Dogs can best be characterized by their House Leader, Heath Shuler. A man whose made an NFL career out of throwing the football to the other team.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heath_Shuler

    During his years in Congress Shuler has made a name for himself by challenging the leadership of his party, which he believes has moved too far to the left. In 2010 he ran against Nancy Pelosi for the post of minority leader. He knew he would lose, but also knew he would gain prominence as a leader of conservative and moderate Democrats. He is now one of the leaders of the Blue Dog Democrats, whose numbers were severely diminished in the 2010 election, and has had a higher profile in the national media than he had previously enjoyed.

    Shuler was a first-round selection in the 1994 NFL Draft, taken by the Washington Redskins with the third overall pick. ESPN rated him the 4th biggest NFL Draft bust of all time.

    Shuler threw five interceptions in a game against the Arizona Cardinals. Shuler started 18 games in his first two years with the team and was benched in his third year, as Frerotte went to the Pro Bowl.

    TD-INT 15-33

    Tony D. Reply:

    Heath Shuler! Lol! Now that’s funny!

    BruceMcF Reply:

    The Blue Dogs are normally corporatist on economic issues and fairly conservative on social issues. A lot of them represented Republican-lean districts, so a much larger proportion of them were wiped out in the 2010 Republican wave election in the House than the moderates or progressives.

    John Nachtigall Reply:

    Funny…+1 on that

    Neil Shea Reply:

    And we’ll get 0 republicans on this vote, correct?

    John Nachtigall Reply:

    according to the latest articles…there are 0 republican supporters

    VBobier Reply:

    That’s sad, several of My relatives support HSR and their Republican, I guess the ones in the legislature are holding a temper tantrum since they can’t block budget votes anymore, too bad, so sad, not…

    John Nachtigall Reply:

    Gee…I can’t imagine why they are not lining up to support HSR with such a sympathetic and reasonable argument of “Too bad, so sad, not…”

    Perhaps spiking the ball on them while cutting them out of ever discussion does not lead to a very bilateral cooperative enviroment.

    Neil Shea Reply:

    I certainly dont see Republicans wanting to engage in any dialog or give-and-take on the national scene

    VBobier Reply:

    And the same can be said in California, so naturally why include the Party of Doctor NO…

    Derek Reply:

    Does it benefit Big Oil? No? Then no Republicans will support it.

    DavidM Reply:

    DeSaulnier is saying “right now” my vote would be no, Simitian has said that he opposes beginning construction in the CV. Correa said he is also leaning against it. I don’t think it’s a question of the bonds going down, I think it is a matter of the conditions attached (Plan B). It may be possible to pass without those 4, but they are angling for some sort of deal.

    John Nachtigall Reply:

    I had heard the same 4 names…but you don’t need those 4 to pass it so why entertain plan B?

    And where is Gov Brown on this…he is awefully quiet after being such a vocal supporter?

    BruceMcF Reply:

    It may well be that one or more of those will bring one or more others in their wake.

    John Nachtigall Reply:

    I have to say I am surprised by this. I thought Brown could easily line them up for this vote and he is already on record as a supporter (and taking all the heat that entails regarding spending the money).

    If they can’t get this passed (with 3+ billion in fed matching) how are they going to fund the rest of it.

    Very surprising to me he can’t get them to approve it.

    J. Wong Reply:

    ? It hasn’t been voted on yet so saying “he can’t get them to approve it” is a bit premature.

    My suspicion is that Brown is working behind the scenes and that it will pass.

    Robert Cruickshank Reply:

    More than just Brown, it’s Obama and Pelosi who are working behind the scenes to impress upon State Senate Democrats the importance of not being idiots, not handing Mitt Romney a big win, and voting to support their president on this.

    joe Reply:

    Apparently this attention emboldened them.

    adirondacker12800 Reply:

    Plan B, whatever it is that is not constructing in the Central Valley, will make the people of the Midwest, Northeast and perhaps Virginia and North Caroline very grateful.

  5. dan
    Jun 27th, 2012 at 08:34
    #5

    It seems that a group that appears relatively well-funded has taken aim at revoking Prop 1A.

    An email is starting to make the rounds inviting people to appear in Anaheim on Wednesday to kick off their petition drive:
    “To kick off the start of the Activist Petition Drive, ReVoteRail.com joined forces with The Jon & Ken Show of KFI AM 640 radio for a radio remote launch on Wendesday, June 27 from 3pm to 6pm at the Ayers Hotel in Anaheim”

    The man responsible is: Ron Robinson | http://procinct.net

    Robert Cruickshank Reply:

    Do they have actual funding? If so, they don’t need an “activist petition drive.” Plus it’s way too fucking late to gather signatures for the November 2012 ballot. The best they can do is November 2014, by which point steel will already be in the ground.

  6. joe
    Jun 27th, 2012 at 09:03
    #6

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  7. rant
    Jun 27th, 2012 at 10:35
    #7

    We talk about jobs being our #1 priority, jump starting the CA economy, positioning CA for the 21st century and these fools want to vote NO! What am I missing?

    Spokker Reply:

    Creating jobs is never a reason to build an infrastructure project. Labor is a cost, not a benefit.

    joe Reply:

    “Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.”
    Abraham Lincoln

    Spokker Reply:

    Fine quote, but I don’t know what it has to do with what I said.

    Rather than dig up my old public finance textbook, this guy more or less says the same thing.

    http://infrastructer.blogspot.com/2011/02/fallacy-of-counting-jobs-as-benefit.html

    Double counting of benefits is also a fallacy. Supporters of large infrastructure transportation projects may count both the expected increase in the value of homes near the project and the time savings to commuters as benefits. But the time savings is already counted when the value of the home increases because of the improved access to quality transportation.

    Spokker Reply:

    In fact, including jobs as a benefit might be double counting benefits if we also boast about the boost to the economy from a particular project.

    So we crow about jobs because, presumably, we put money in workers’ hands and they go out and spend it in the economy. But why, then, would we also count the boost to the economy at the same time? The boost to the economy includes the workers who go and spend their money at Banana Republic and stuff.

    Reedman Reply:

    Economist Milton Friedman was taken to see a government project in Asia. Thousands of workers using shovels were building a canal. Friedman was puzzled. Why weren’t there any excavators or any mechanized earth-moving equipment? A government official explained that using shovels created more jobs. Friedman’s response: “Then why not use spoons?”

  8. California Taxpayer
    Jun 27th, 2012 at 10:52
    #8

    I emailed them and called my reps office in sac. Canella.

  9. proudPANimby
    Jun 27th, 2012 at 10:58
    #9

    Thanks for reminding me. I called mine too. Urged a “do not fund” vote.

  10. VBobier
    Jun 27th, 2012 at 11:20
    #10

    I’ve already called, but I also today sent a letter to My Senator in Sacramento from the link above, of course She’s a Republican, It would be nice if Sen. Jean Fuller voted yes for HSR…

  11. VNA
    Jun 27th, 2012 at 12:44
    #11

    Myself an our neighborhood parks volunteer group all sent e-mails saying no to the project if it starts in the central valley. we want plan B. it should start in the bay area and LA, not the valley. We are all democrats but we cannot support a project that is going to make the democrat party look like the pork party. if you start it in LA or SF, ridership will be immense from the very beginning, further making the case that HSR is a worthy transportation project. if you start it in the valley it will become an icon to government waste of tax dollars. even if merced and bakersfield are cities, they are not travel destinations or hubs for tech jobs or industry. it wont be seen as the backbone of the system, but a black eye of the party and will only provide ammo to the GOP.

    so start in the metro areas, not the boonies. you dont build a bridge by starting in the middle.

  12. Jim in scruz
    Jun 27th, 2012 at 14:37
    #12

    I’m within easy walking distance of Joe’s Santa Cruz office, so I popped in and let the staffer know that I felt it very important to fund the ICS pointing out that we’re going to lose the Fed funding if this doesn’t happen. My drop in has been converted into an email and sent to Joe by the staffer.

    Neil Shea Reply:

    I walked to Joe’s PA office early on this, got the impression that constituents are just ‘little people’ to him. But I called and wrote again this week. I’m not sure who he’s representing. Maybe proudPANimby is a personal friend of Joe’s, with a backyard patio next to the Caltrain corridor, or maybe Joe will surprise us with a special $100m ransom for his district that he’s negotiating…

    joe Reply:

    His office in Town & Country Shopping Centre?
    I apparently bored the staffer in my Senator’s Gilroy office. Yawn. Okay.
    They represent just under 1 M people each – Honda’s staff are better and he’s US Rep.

    IMHO Joe’s termed out and fantasizing about an open House Seat. Lowenthal’s also got a shot this 2012.

    Both seem to over-estimate their abilities and chances – If the Dems take the House, Freshamn Alan Lowenthall’s going to pay a price. Committee for DC Dog-catcher.

  13. Roger Christensen
    Jun 27th, 2012 at 15:15
    #13

    All my electeds are virulent anti-HSR Republicans. Nunes. Valadeo. Berryhill.
    I’ve already received dismissive letters from them.
    What’s left? Chanting? Praying? Medication?

    adirondacker12800 Reply:

    Participating in Democratic Party Get Out The Vote efforts the next time they are up for reelection. Or if they get termed out, the next office they run for.

    fake irishman Reply:

    Bingo.

    Derek Reply:

    Ask them who in their right mind would prefer to pay $158 billion when they could achieve the same goal for $68 billion.

  14. VBobier
    Jun 27th, 2012 at 16:39
    #14

    My sources if their correct say the main bill and all 21 trailer bills were passed today by both the CA Assembly and the CA State Senate, their now off to be signed or vetoed by Governor Brown, I’ll know more later…

    J. Wong Reply:

    Hmm, I don’t think so yet: http://assembly.ca.gov/dailyfile

    VBobier Reply:

    Straight from CDCAN in an email no less, I’m on their mailing list, so far the latest posted there is 118 and not 125…

    State Budget Crisis:

    ASSEMBLY AND SENATE PASS ALL REMAINING 21 BUDGET TRAILER BILLS COMPLETING THE PACKAGE OF 2012-2013 STATE BUDGET – GOVERNOR EXPECTED TO SIGN MAIN BUDGET BILL SHORTLY TODAY

    SACRAMENTO, CA (CDCAN) [Last updated 06/27/2012 03:23 PM] – The California Legislature completed this afternoon final action on all of the remaining budget trailer bills, passing all 21 bills including controversial bills dealing with community redevelopment funds, the Governor’s Coordinated Care Initiative including major changes to the structure of In-Home Supportive Services statewide, and reductions and changes to the CalWORKS and Healthy Families programs. Those bills, plus six previous trailer bills passed by the Legislature on June 15th, will head to the Governor for approval. Those six bills previously passed deal with developmental services, Medi-Cal and public health other health programs, transportation, mental health community-based services, transportation and general government.

    The Assembly took the lead in taking action first in the 21 trailer bills, adjourning just after 2:30 PM. The State Senate finished action on those bills and adjourned at 3:22 PM.

    The Governor is expected to sign the main budget bill – AB 1464 – shortly today, which is the deadline to sign or veto that bill that the Legislature passed and sent to him on June 15th.

    The budget trailer bills dealing with health and human services – and also education – have enormous impact on children and adults with disabilities, mental health needs, the blind, seniors, their families, other low income families and children, community agencies, organizations, facilities and individual workers who provide supports and services across the State.

    CDCAN will issue a full report on all of the budget trailer bills and actions taken on the State Budget later today.

    J. Wong Reply:

    Ok, it looks like this doesn’t include the high-speed rail funds just the budget bills.

    VBobier Reply:

    How many trailer bills are there then? Is it 21 or are there more?

    VBobier Reply:

    One of those trailer bills should be AB1497… At least I hope it is.

    VBobier Reply:

    Here’s the link that shows everything about AB1497, I hope this is one of the trailer bills, this would mean Construction is a GO in the CV most likely.

    BruceMcF Reply:

    No, it mentions that that is amended in the Senate, the amendments are strike-outs regarding the HSR.

    peninsula Reply:

    When I click on AB1497 link it looks like all the HSR stuff is crossed out. (Not surprised they were told in no uncertain terms on the day that the HSR departmnet was zero’d out of the main budget, that the HSR trailer bill had to be in a totally separated trailer bill.) But I didn’t see the 2.5 Billions in here anyway, just 660M for administrative. Is there now a separated trailer bill for HSR? Where’s that?

    BruceMcF Reply:

    The strike-outs ~ and renumbering of each following section to reflect the strike-outs ~ those are the amendments to the trailer noted in VBobiers copy and paste of the email about the budget process below.

    I also noted that the strike outs didn’t seem to add up to $2.7b.

    However, not everything in the construction appropriation has a budget impact in the coming fiscal year, so it seems likely that there was only some individual bits and pieces that did which were accounted for in that trailer bill.

    It seems likely that whether or not those strike-outs are passed later hinges on what happens to the construction bond appropriation.

    VBobier Reply:

    I first spotted High Speed Rail mentioned in this email… They usually concentrate on stuff for the disabled of course.

    CDCAN DISABILITY RIGHTS REPORT

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    State Budget Crisis:

    FINAL VOTE ON BUDGET TRAILER BILLS SET FOR WEDNESDAY; SENATE BUDGET COMMITTEE REVIEWS AND REFERS TO SENATE FLOOR 12 BUDGET TRAILERS BILLS – WILL HOLD FINAL HEARING TUESDAY

    · Trailer Bills Passed on June 15th: Developmental Services, Health (Medi-Cal, Public Health); Mental Health Community-Based Services, Transportation

    · Trailer Bills Reviewed Today & Referred to Senate Floor: Healthy Families Transition to Medi-Cal Managed Care, Child Welfare Services Realignment, Public Safety Realignment; Revised Budget, Mental Health Realignment, Education Finance, Drug & Alcohol, Public Safety Realignment

    · Trailer Bills To Be Reviewed Tuesday by Senate Budget Committee: Coordinated Care Initiative Including Changes to IHSS Statewide, CalWORKS Trailer Bill

    · Governor Has Until June 27th to Sign or Veto Main Budget Bill Though Approval Is Certain Now With Agreement And Final Vote on Trailer Bills

    SACRAMENTO, CA (CDCAN) [Last updated 06/25/2012 11:20 PM] – With uncertainty of what voters will do regarding the Governor’s proposed temporary tax hikes in November that is key to the Governor’s spending plan for 2012-2013, the Assembly and State Senate will convene Wednesday morning at the State Capitol for final votes on the remaining 15 to 20 budget trailer bills covering issues impacting CalWORKS, In-Home Supportive Services, expansion of Medi-Cal managed care, education and Healthy Families. Together with the main budget bill and six other budget trailer bills approved on June 15th, those remaining budget trailer bills the Legislature will pass on Wednesday will make up the 2012-2013 State Budget.

    The State Senate is scheduled to convene on Wednesday at 09:00 AM.

    The main budget bill – AB 1464 – was passed by the Legislature and sent to the Governor on June 15th. The Legislature also passed on June 15th six budget trailer bills – but delayed taking action on 15 to 20 remaining bills until a final agreement between the Governor and Democratic legislative leaders was reached on details regarding changes in policies and reductions primarily to the CalWORKS program, the State’s “welfare to work” program that impacts many children and adults with special needs, disabilities and mental health needs.

    SENATE BUDGET COMMITTEE WILL MEET TUESDAY AT 5 PM

    · The Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, which met late Monday afternoon for nearly four hours, will hold a final hearing for the budget year, on Tuesday, June 26th at 5:00 PM at the State Capitol in Room 4203 to review several additional budget trailer bills including two bills that will contain the Governor’s “Coordinated Care Initiative” .

    · The hearing will be televised and streamed live on the internet (see below for details).

    · The two bills (see below for “June 26th – Tuesday”) are not yet available but should be by Tuesday afternoon. CDCAN will send out a special report with copies of both bills and a summary of what both bills contain as soon as it becomes available.

    · The committee may likely take very brief public comment, as it did on June 14th and June 25th. None of the public comments at those hearings however changed the eventual outcome of passage of the budget trailer bills at this stage in the budget process.

    · The Governor’s proposal calls for expanding an existing demonstration project from 4 to 8 counties in mid-2013, that will transition, with several exemptions, hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities and seniors who are eligible for both Medicare and Medi-Cal from “fee for service” providers to Medi-Cal managed care-type plans.

    · The proposal also calls for integrating several major long term supports and services across the State including In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) and the Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP), transitioning those programs into Medi-Cal managed care benefits in those 8 demonstration project counties in mid-2013 – and all counties in 2015.

    · The proposal also includes a proposal that calls for certain major changes statewide to IHSS advanced by IHSS worker unions that will have major impact on some of the current responsibilities of Public Authorities and similar entities who serve locally as the “employer of record” for county IHSS workers. See below for details on the two trailer bills that will contain the “Coordinated Care Initiative” proposals.

    GOVERNOR STILL HOLDING MAIN BUDGET BILL

    · The main budget bill, AB 1464, was passed by the Legislature and sent to the Governor on June 15th, meeting the deadline in the State Constitution. However Governor Brown – who has until June 27th to sign or veto the budget bill – held off signing the bill because of differences with legislative Democrats on certain key budget issues largely centering on CalWORKS, the State’s “welfare to work” program. That program includes many children and adults with special needs, disabilities and mental health needs.

    · The Governor and Legislative Democratic leaders Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (Democrat – Sacramento, 6th State Senate District) and Assembly Speaker John Perez (Democrat – Los Angeles, 46th Assembly District) reached an agreement on the CalWORKS budget issue late last week, clearing the way for final votes on the remaining budget trailer bills, and signing of the main budget bill by the Governor on Wednesday (June 27th).

    · A copy of the one page handout outlining that agreement was passed out during the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee late this afternoon and is attached to this CDCAN Report, saved as a document pdf file titled “20120625 – Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee – Jun 25th Hearing – CalWORKS Handout (1 Page).pdf”

    CDCAN SUMMARY OF WHAT HAPPENED AND WHAT IS EXPECTED TO HAPPEN

    The following is a CDCAN summary of key actions impacting the State Budget in the last two weeks:

    JUNE 15th – FRIDAY: WHAT HAPPENED

    The following is what happened on June 15th, Friday impacting the State Budget:

    BUDGET TRAILER BILLS

    · The Legislature released 10 budget trailer bills plus the main budget bill (identical versions were released in both houses) at about 4:30 AM June 14th, Thursday early morning [CDCAN was monitoring every few minutes from the previous night for the release of any budget trailer bills]

    · Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee held a hearing Thursday afternoon to review and refer out 6 of the 10 budget trailer bills for final vote on the Senate (and Assembly) floors June 15th.

    · The Assembly Budget Committee did not meet.

    · Both the Assembly and Senate passed on June 15th, in addition to the main budget bill, 6 budget trailer bills covering developmental services, health (Medi-Cal, public health, mental health community based services, California Childrens’ Services), transportation, mental health Department of State Hospitals and supplemental appropriation for the 2011-2012 State Budget.

    · The Legislature did not take up the human services budget trailer bill that includes changes to the CalWORKS program, and the extension of the existing 3.6% across-the-board reduction in hours for all In-Home Supportive Services recipients (instead of the Governor’s proposal for a 7% across-the-board cut). That bill instead will be amended with new provisions dealing with CalWORKS (reflecting the agreement reached between the Governor and Democratic Legislative leaders) sometime before Tuesday afternoon (June 26th).

    MAIN BUDGET BILL

    · As previously reported by CDCAN, the Assembly passed AB 1464, the 784 page main budget bill by a majority vote of 50 to 28 (that included 1 Democrat, Assemblymember Sandre Swanson voting no) at 1:52 PM on Friday, June 15th. The State Senate passed the spending plan earlier on June 15th by a vote of 23 to 16 (which included 2 Democrats, Sen. Lou Correa and Sen. Michael Rubio voting no).

    · The $93 billion State general fund spending plan crafted by Legislative Democrats, was passed over objections of both Assembly and Senate Republicans, who refused to support spending plan.

    GOVERNOR

    · The main budget bill was sent immediately to the Governor at 3:30 PM on June 15th, who is now expected to sign the bill on June 27th, Wednesday after the Legislature completes taking final action on the remaining budget trailer bills. (None of the budget trailer bills passed on June 15th have been sent to the Governor yet. That is normal practice – it can take several days or week or two before the trailer bill is put in final form (called “enrollment”) and then hand delivered to the Governor’s office.

    · The Governor has 12 days – until June 27th – to sign or veto the main budget bill. With the agreement reached with Democratic legislative leaders last week, the Governor is certain now to sign it.

    JUNE 25th – MONDAY: WHAT HAPPENED TODAY

    The following happened today impacting the State Budget:

    BUDGET TRAILER BILLS

    · 12 new budget trailer bills were officially released to the public Monday afternoon (June 25th) just before 3:30 PM [That time is certain because CDCAN had been monitoring every few minutes since Sunday evening (June 24th) and every hour since Friday (June 22) for new trailer bill language].

    BUDGET COMMITTEE HEARING:

    · The Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee convened just after 4:00 PM on Monday afternoon, in a hearing that last four hours, adjourning at 8:16 PM.

    · The Senate panel reviewed and referred 12 newly released budget trailer bills covering transition of Healthy Families into Medi-Cal Managed Care beginning in 2013 (AB 1494); Child Welfare Services realignment (AB 1473); elimination of the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs and realignment of those services and programs to the counties (AB 1474); education finance (AB 1476); 3 bills dealing with public safety realignment, including Department of Correction facilities (AB 1481, AB 1482 and AB 1483); reorganization of 10 boards and commissions (AB 1498); language that would revise certain provisions of the main budget bill (AB 1497); and a bill dealing with improving the State’s cash management (AB 1493).

    · Only one trailer bill – AB 1497 – was amended by the Senate Budget Committee regarding provisions dealing with high speed rail. All the other 11 budget trailer bills passed without further changes to the Senate floor for final action on Wednesday.

    · A copy of the controversial proposal to eliminate Healthy Families program and to shift the nearly 900,000 children from low income families to instead receive those services under Medi-Cal managed care is contained in the 33 page AB 1494 as amended June 25th and is attached to this CDCAN Report, saved as a document pdf file titled “20120625 – ab 1494 bill 20120625 amended sen v98 (Healthy Families Transition to Medi-Cal – 33 Pages).pdf”

    · The Senate Budget Committee also approved the agreement reached by the Governor and Democratic legislative leaders on the CalWORKS program, outlined in a one page handout (attached to this CDCAN Report). Specifics of that agreement will be amended in AB 1471, which will be heard in the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee on Tuesday, and then referred to the Senate floor for final vote on Wednesday. A copy of the handout passed out during the hearing June 25th is attached to this CDCAN Report, saved as a document pdf file titled “20120625 – Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee – Jun 25th Hearing – CalWORKS Handout (1 Page).pdf”

    · The Assembly Budget Committee did not meet today and is not expected to hold any hearings prior to the Wednesday vote.

    GOVERNOR

    · No action on the main budget bill by the Governor.

    JUNE 26th – TUESDAY: WHAT IS EXPECTED TO HAPPEN

    The following is expected to happen on Tuesday impacting the State Budget:

    BUDGET TRAILER BILLS

    · Additional budget trailer bills will be released by Tuesday afternoon dealing with the Governor’s proposed “Coordinated Care Initiative” that calls for expanding an existing federal demonstration project from 4 to 8 counties in mid-2013 (and all counties by 2015) that would shift – with certain exemptions – people with disabilities and seniors who are eligible for both Medicare and Medi-Cal (referred to as “dual eligible”) from Medicare and Medi-Cal “fee-for-service” providers to Medi-Cal managed care-type plans.

    · That proposal will be amended into two identical bills – AB 1468 (in the Senate) and SB 1008 (in the Assembly) sometime before Tuesday afternoon. [CDCAN will send out copies of this bill and a link to the bill, as soon as it becomes available].

    · The Governor’s “Coordinated Care Initiative” also includes a component that calls for integrating certain long term supports and services for people with disabilities and seniors including In-Home Supportive Services and the Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP) – making those two programs Medi-Cal managed care benefits in those 8 demonstration counties – and eventually by 2015, statewide in every county. In addition, a major proposal largely advanced by the In-Home Supportive Services worker unions, for changes to IHSS statewide will also be included. This part of the “Coordinated Care Initiative” will be amended into two identical bills – AB 1496 (in the Senate) and SB 1036 (in the Assembly) sometime before Tuesday afternoon. [CDCAN will send out copies of this bill and a link to the bill, as soon as it becomes available].

    · The changes proposed for the CalWORKS program as agreed to by the Governor and Democratic legislative leaders (and reflected in the 1 page handout passed out during the Senate Budget Committee hearing today) will be amended into two identical bills – AB 1471 (in the Senate) and SB 1011 (in the Assembly) sometime before Tuesday afternoon. [CDCAN will send out copies of this bill and a link to the bill, as soon as it becomes available]. This bill also contains the provision extending the existing 3.6% across-the-board reduction to all people receiving IHSS, for one additional year (ending June 30, 2013 instead of June 30, 2012). The extension of this reduction was approved by the Legislative budget subcommittees instead of the Governor’s original proposal for a 7% permanent across-the-board cut.

    BUDGET COMMITTEE HEARING:

    · All three bills (the two dealing with the “Coordinated Care Initiative” and the human services budget trailer bill) and also any additional remaining trailer bills will be reviewed by the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee at their final budget hearing set for Tuesday, June 26th at 5 PM at the State Capitol in Room 4203.

    · The chair – Sen. Mark Leno (Democrat – San Francisco, 3rd State Senate District), will probably allow limited and brief public comments, as he did today and also on June 14th. All three bills are expected to pass out of the budget committee and be referred to the Senate floor (with identical versions of those bills referred to the Assembly floor), for final vote on Wednesday.

    · Assembly Budget Committee is not scheduled to meet on Tuesday.

    · Like on Monday (June 25th), on top of closing the final pieces of the 2012-2013 State Budget, both legislators and staff in both the Assembly and State Senate will also be extremely busy with a number of major policy committee hearings scheduled throughout the day. Many of those committees will be hearing bills impacting people with disabilities and seniors (see separate CDCAN Report). Both houses face a similar busy committee hearing schedule for Wednesday.

    GOVERNOR

    · The Governor is not expected to take action on this day (June 26th) on the main budget bill – AB 1464 – until Wednesday (June 27th) following the final votes on the budget trailer bills – including a bill that would revise some provisions of the main budget bill dealing with high speed rail.

    JUNE 27th – WEDNESDAY: WHAT IS EXPECTED TO HAPPEN

    The following is expected to happen on Wednesday, June 27th, impacting the State Budget:

    BUDGET TRAILER BILLS:

    · No additional new budget trailer bills are expected to be released on Wednesday – though sometimes (in previous budget floor sessions) last minute changes to budget trailer bills can be proposed and amended into the bill before a final vote is taken. That does not appear likely to happen this year, given the agreement on the budget reached last week with the Governor and Legislative Democratic leaders – and with only a majority vote needed to pass all of the remaining budget trailer bills.

    · Both Assembly and State Senate will convene Wednesday morning for floor sessions for final votes on the remaining 15 to 20 budget trailer bills. Like the main budget bill, the remaining budget trailer bills only require a simple majority to pass in the Assembly (41 votes in the 80 member Assembly) and State Senate (21 votes in the 40 member Senate).

    · Barring a surprise, passage of all remaining budget trailer bills without further changes is expected, with Democrats holding large majorities (but short of 2/3rds majorities) in both houses. In the Assembly Democrats hold 52 seats, with Republicans holding 27, with 1 independent (who votes with Republicans). In the State Senate, Democrats hold 25 seats with Republicans controlling 15.

    BUDGET COMMITTEE HEARINGS:

    · Neither Senate or Assembly Budget Committees are expected or likely to meet on Wednesday (June 27th).

    GOVERNOR

    · Governor Brown is expected to sign, following the final votes in the State Senate and Assembly, the main budget bill (AB 1464) that was sent to him on June 15th, and possibly a bill that revises certain provisions of that bill (AB 1497). It is not certain to what extent – if at all – Governor Brown will use his line-item veto power to reduce spending in certain budget areas.

    JUNE 28th – THURSDAY: WHAT IS EXPECTED TO HAPPEN

    The following is what is expected to happen impacting the State Budget:

    US SUPREME COURT RULING

    · The US Supreme Court will convene at 10:00 AM (East coast time) and is expected to hand down its decision on the federal health care reform law – sometimes referred to as “Obamacare”.

    · The high court’s decision could have major sweeping impact across the nation and particularly in California on many health care programs and funding, depending on how narrow or broad is the ruling.

    · The ruling could have dramatic impact on the State’s on-going budget crisis that also faces yet another test in November with the Governor’s temporary tax increase ballot measure.

    HOW CAN I MONITOR LEGISLATIVE BUDGET OR POLICY HEARINGS IF I CANNOT ATTEND IT IN PERSON?

    CDCAN Note: There are several ways a person might be able to monitor a legislative policy (or budget) committee hearing if they cannot attend it in person – though it depends on whether one has access to the internet capable of viewing streaming videos or have access to a television that is hooked up with a cable company that provides CalChannel. Not every hearing is televised live or streamed live – though most are.

    In addition, any hearing that was broadcast or streamed live can be viewed later in on the CalChannel website (see the “archive” section).

    · CALCHANNEL LIVE VIDEO STREAM – INTERNET – Most of the scheduled hearings can be viewed live on the CalChannel website at http://www.calchannel.com/channel/live/ (look for the scheduled time of the committee hearing and at that time, click on it (it should say “in progress”) – a box should open up with the live stream.)

    · CALCHANNEL LIVE CABLE TV BROADCAST – People can also view the hearing via cable TV through CalChannel. To find what channel it may be on (if you cable company carries CalChannel) check this listing for your city or area and local cable company: http://www.calchannel.com/local-listing/

    · LIVE AUDIO ONLY INTERNET BROADCAST – Look for the hearing you want to listen to below, find the room number, and then click on the Assembly website link: http://assembly.ca.gov/listentorooms and then look for the room number where the hearing is being held and then click on the “listen to this room” link. A real player screen should pop up with the audio of the hearing. The audio quality varies depending on the room and who is speaking. There is almost always a live audio of a hearing available providing the hearing is being held in one of the rooms listed.

    · LIVE VIDEO FEED INTERNET BROADCAST – For some, but not all hearings, that may not be covered by CalChannel, the Assembly (and sometimes Senate) will provide a live video feed, via the internet of the hearing. Look for the hearing you want to listen to below, find the room number, and then click on the Assembly website link: http://assembly.ca.gov/listentorooms and find the room number where the hearing is being held, and then, if there is a “watch this room” link next to it, click on that. A real player screen should pop up on your computer. The video quality varies depending on the room and who is speaking and the overall quality and reliability of this video stream is not as good as the CalChannel feed. There is almost always a live audio of a hearing available providing the hearing is being held in one of the rooms listed.

    VBobier Reply:

    There is a meeting in July on the 6th, My birthday of course, I’ll be 52 then.

    http://senate.ca.gov/dailyfile

    Select Committee On High-speed Rail, Transportation And Housing And Budget And Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 2 On Resources, Environmental Protection, Energy And Transportation

    LOWENTHAL, DESAULNIER, AND SIMITIAN, Chairs
    10 a.m. to 1 p.m. -
    Metro Headquarters, 3rd Floor – Board Room
    1 Gateway Plaza
    Los Angeles

    Committees: Transportation and Housing, Budget and Fiscal Review, Subcommittee No. 2 on Resources, Environmental Protection, Energy and Transportation
    Show Details

    VBobier Reply:

    Ok the budget including AB1497 is out…

    CDCAN DISABILITY RIGHTS REPORT

    CALIFORNIA DISABILITY COMMUNITY ACTION NETWORK

    #126-2012 – JUNE 27, 2012 – WEDNESDAY

    Advocacy Without Borders: One Community – Accountability With Action

    CDCAN Reports go out to over 60,000 people with disabilities, mental health needs, seniors, people with traumatic brain and other injuries, people with MS, Alzheimer’s and other disorders, veterans with disabilities and mental health needs, families, workers, community organizations, facilities and advocacy groups including those in the Asian/Pacific Islander, Latino, African-American communities; policymakers, and others across the State.

    Sign up for these free reports by going to the CDCAN website. Website: http://www.cdcan.us

    To reply to THIS Report write:

    Marty Omoto at martyomoto at rcip.com Twitter: martyomoto New Phone: 916-757-9549

    State Budget Crisis:

    LIST OF ALL 27 BUDGET TRAILER BILLS THAT LEGISLATURE PASSED JUNE 15TH AND JUNE 27TH

    · No Action Yet On Main Budget Bill By Governor

    SACRAMENTO, CA (CDCAN) [Last updated 06/27/2012 08:48 PM] – The following is a CDCAN listing of the main budget bill and 6 budget trailer bills that the Legislature passed on June 15th, and the additional 21 budget trailer bills (for a total of 27 budget trailer bills) that the Legislature passed this afternoon (June 27th) completing the package of bills that make-up the 2012-2013 California State Budget.

    As of 8:49 PM this evening no action has yet been reported by the Governor’s office on the main budget bill – AB 1464 – that is on his desk for signature. The Governor has until midnight tonight to sign or veto the measure – though with last week’s budget deal reached with Democratic legislative leaders, the Governor is certain to sign the bill. However less certain is to what extent the Governor will use his line-item veto power (sometimes referred to as the “blue pencil”) to make additional spending reductions in the main budget bill.

    As previously reported the California Legislature completed this afternoon final action on all of the remaining budget trailer bills, passing all 21 bills including controversial bills dealing with community redevelopment funds, the Governor’s Coordinated Care Initiative including major changes to the structure of In-Home Supportive Services statewide, and reductions and changes to the CalWORKS and Healthy Families programs. Those bills, plus six previous trailer bills passed by the Legislature on June 15th, will head to the Governor for approval. Those six bills previously passed deal with developmental services, Medi-Cal and public health other health programs, transportation, mental health community-based services, transportation and general government.

    The Assembly took the lead in taking action first in the 21 trailer bills, adjourning just after 2:30 PM. The State Senate finished action on those bills and adjourned at 3:22 PM.

    The budget trailer bills dealing with health and human services – and also education – have enormous impact on children and adults with disabilities, mental health needs, the blind, seniors, their families, other low income families and children, community agencies, organizations, facilities and individual workers who provide supports and services across the State.

    MAIN BUDGET BILL

    The State’s budget plan is contained in several bills: the main budget bill that contains basically spending totals and some language on how some of that spending is to be made; and two dozen or so budget related bills – called budget trailer bills (because those bills follow or trail the main budget bill) that contain changes in State law needed to implement policy changes and reductions that the main budget numbers are based on.

    In addition there is a budget trailer bill – AB 1497 – that was passed by both houses today – that makes revisions to the main budget bill contained in AB 1464. That bill may also be on the Governor’s desk this evening.

    AB 1464 – MAIN BUDGET BILL

    LATEST ACTION 06/15/2012: PASSED State Senate by vote of 23 to 16. PASSED Assembly by vote of 50 to 25. Sent to Governor at 3:30 PM.
    NEXT STEP: Governor has until end of the day June 27th to sign or veto the bill (or the bill becomes law without his signature).

    BILL COPY – 06/15/2012 ENROLLED HTML VERSION: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_1451-1500/ab_1464_bill_20120615_enrolled.html

    BILL COPY – 06/15/2012 ENROLLED PDF VERSION (736 Pages): http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_1451-1500/ab_1464_bill_20120615_enrolled.pdf

    COPY OF 06/15/2012 SENATE FLOOR ANALYSIS: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_1451-1500/ab_1464_cfa_20120614_155822_sen_floor.html

    COPY OF 06/14/2012 SENATE BUDGET COMMITTEE ANALYSIS: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_1451-1500/ab_1464_cfa_20120614_155822_sen_floor.html

    CDCAN LIST OF BUDGET TRAILER BILLS BY BUDGET AREA

    The following is a listing – by program, service or budget area – of the budget trailer bills, to help people find the right budget trailer bill. This listing is not complete, but just a rough overview of key services and programs – and where they are impacted in which trailer bill. CDCAN will publish a more complete listing later tonight.

    · ALCOHOL AND DRUG PROGRAMS: SB 1014 (outlining the transfer of programs and responsibilities from the Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs to other departments)

    · CALWORKS & CHILD CARE– Mostly contained in SB 1041 (human services trailer bill) and AB 1497 (revisions to the main budget bill that reflects reductions and policy changes to CalWORKS and Child Care)

    · CAREGIVER RESOURCE CENTERS: SB 1496 (health trailer bill) moving this budget item from Department of Mental Health to Department of Health Care Services

    · CHILD WELFARE SERVICES: SB 1013 (covering realignment of several child welfare services including adoption assistance, foster care)

    · COORDINATED CARE INITIATIVE: SB 1008 (dealing expansion from 4 to 8 counties of the existing “dual eligible” demonstration project and integration of other health programs including the Multipurpose Senior Services Program and the Community-Based Adult Services program) and SB 1036 (focus on how IHSS would function as a Medi-Cal managed care benefit in the demonstration counties)

    · DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES (including regional centers, developmental centers and Early Start): AB 1472 (developmental services trailer bill). See also SB 1041 (human services trailer bill) regarding cost of living adjustments for dual agency rates; and SB 1013 (child welfare services) dealing with the adoption assistance and foster care programs that include many children with developmental disabilities. Also AB 1497 (revisions to main budget bill) that includes authorization for the new budget “trigger cuts” should voters reject the Governor’s November temporary tax increase ballot measure.

    · EDUCATION: SB 1016 (the education finance trailer bill), but also AB 1497 (revisions to main budget bill) that contain provisions regarding education as a priority, and authorization for new “trigger cuts” that largely hit education.

    · HEALTHY FAMILIES PROGRAM: AB 1494 (eventual elimination of the program and transition of the nearly 900,000 children into Medi-Cal managed care plans)

    · IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES: SB 1036 (Coordinated Care Initiative and IHSS including creation of State Public Authority and also how IHSS would function as a Medi-Cal Managed Care benefit), and SB 1041 (human services budget trailer bill including continuation of existing 3.6% across-the-board cut for all IHSS recipients for one additional year)

    · MEDI-CAL: AB 1467 (health budget trailer bill includes mandatory co-payments for all Medi-Cal recipients for non-emergency ER visits and for non-preferred drugs; certain reductions to Medi-Cal hospitals; expansion of Medi-Cal managed care to 28 rural counties) and also SB 1008 dealing with the Coordinated Care Initiative impacting people with disabilities and seniors who are “dual eligible” for Medicare and Medi-Cal.

    · MENTAL HEALTH: AB 1470 (dealing with establishment of new Department of State Hospitals and elimination of the Department of Mental Health and transfer of certain programs and services), and SB 1009 (that also deals with realigning (shifting) certain community-based services to the counties and other departments including the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Program (EPSDT). Also see AB 1467 (health trailer bill) dealing with transfer of functions of the Mental Health Services Act Oversight Commission.

    · MULTIPURPOSE SENIOR SERVICES PROGRAM (MSSP): SB 1008 (as part of the long term supports and services piece of the Coordinated Care Initiative)

    · OFFICE OF HEALTH EQUITY: AB 1467 (health trailer bill) that includes creation of this new office within the Department of Public health, consolidating functions the Office of Women’s Health, the Office of Multicultural Services, the Office of Multicultural Health, the Health in All Policies Task Force and the Healthy Places Team

    · PUBLIC SAFETY: SB 1020, SB 2021, SB 1022 (correctional facilities) and SB 1023

    · REHABILITATION APPEALS BOARD – SB 1041 (human services trailer bill – elimination of this board and transfer of its responsibilities)

    · SPECIAL EDUCATION: See AB 1467 (Health trailer bill) regarding California Children’s Services and payment of services under a child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP). Also see (generally) SB 1016, (education finance trailer bill).

    · WOMEN – COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN: SB 1038

    CDCAN LIST OF BUDGET TRAILER BILLS BY BILL NUMBER

    · The following is a list of all 27 budget trailer bills the Legislature passed (on either June 15th or June 27th) that make changes in State law in order to implement reductions, certain types of appropriations or policy changes contained in the main budget bill.

    · The bills are listed in bill number order, with Assembly bills listed first, followed by Senate bills.

    · In all cases links to the very latest versions of the bills (both html and pdf versions) are listed.

    · In some cases, where there might be potential interest or impact on people with disabilities, mental health needs, the blind, seniors and/or low income families, links to legislative floor and/or committee analysis are also included.

    AB 1465 – TRANSPORTATION TRAILER BILL

    LATEST ACTION 06/15/2012: PASSED State Senate by vote of 25 to 14. PASSED Assembly by vote of 50 to 27. To enrollment.

    NEXT STEP: Will be sent to Governor [Governor has 12 days to sign or veto bill from the date he receives it].

    BILL COPY – 06/18/2012 ENROLELD HTML VERSION: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_1451-1500/ab_1465_bill_20120618_enrolled.html

    BILL COPY – 06/18/2012 ENROLLED PDF VERSION (32 Pages): http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_1451-1500/ab_1465_bill_20120618_enrolled.pdf

    CDCAN NOTE: As of morning of June 27 this bill has not yet been sent to the Governor

    AB 1467 – HEALTH

    LATEST ACTION 06/15/2012: PASSED State Senate by vote of 24 to 14. PASSED Assembly 51 to 27. To enrollment.

    NEXT STEP: Will be sent to Governor [Governor has 12 days to sign or veto bill from the date he receives it].

    BILL COPY – 06/20/2012 ENROLLED HTML VERSION: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_1451-1500/ab_1467_bill_20120620_enrolled.html

    BILL COPY – 06/20/2012 AMENDED PDF VERSION (240 Pages): http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_1451-1500/ab_1467_bill_20120620_enrolled.pdf

    COPY OF 06/13/2012 SENATE COMMITTEE ANALYSIS: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_1451-1500/ab_1467_cfa_20120613_164453_sen_comm.html

    CDCAN NOTE: As of morning of June 27 this bill has not yet been sent to the Governor

    AB 1470 – MENTAL HEALTH: DEPARTMENT OF STATE HOSPITALS

    LATEST ACTION 06/15/2012: PASSED Assembly 50 to 26. PASSED Senate 25 to 14.

    NEXT STEP: Will be sent to Governor [Governor has 12 days to sign or veto bill from the date he receives it].

    BILL COPY – 06/21/2012 ENROLLED HTML VERSION: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_1451-1500/ab_1470_bill_20120621_enrolled.html

    BILL COPY – 06/21/2012 ENROLLED PDF VERSION (224 Pages): http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_1451-1500/ab_1470_bill_20120621_enrolled.pdf

    COPY OF 06/13/2012 SENATE COMMITTEE ANALYSIS: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_1451-1500/ab_1470_cfa_20120613_170359_sen_comm.html

    CDCAN NOTE: As of morning of June 27 this bill has not yet been sent to the Governor

    AB 1472 – DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES

    LATEST ACTION 06/15/2012: PASSED State Senate by vote of 24 to 15. PASSED Assembly 51 to 26. To Enrollment.

    NEXT STEP: Will be sent to Governor [Governor has 12 days to sign or veto bill from the date he receives it].

    BILL COPY – 06/18/2012 ENROLLED HTML VERSION: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_1451-1500/ab_1472_bill_20120618_enrolled.html

    BILL COPY – 06/18/2012 ENROLLED PDF VERSION (64 PAGES): http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_1451-1500/ab_1472_bill_20120618_enrolled.pdf

    COPY OF 06/13/2012 SENATE COMMITTEE ANALYSIS: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_1451-1500/ab_1472_cfa_20120613_172129_sen_comm.html

    CDCAN NOTE: As of morning of June 27 this bill has not yet been sent to the Governor

    AB 1484 – COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT

    LATEST ACTION 06/27/2012: PASSED State Senate by vote of 21 to 18. PASSED Assembly by vote of 45 to 28.

    NEXT STEPS: Will be sent to Governor [Governor has 12 days to sign or veto bill from the date he receives it]

    BILL COPY – 06/25/2012 HTML VERSION: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_1451-1500/ab_1484_bill_20120625_amended_sen_v98.html

    BILL COPY – 06/25/2012 PDF VERSION (73 Pages): http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_1451-1500/ab_1484_bill_20120625_amended_sen_v98.pdf

    AB 1485 – $1,096,918,436 AUGMENTATION 2011 STATE BUDGET

    LATEST ACTION 06/15/2012: PASSED State Senate by vote of 24 to 14. PASSED Assembly 51 to 26. To Enrollment.

    NEXT STEPS: Will be sent to Governor [Governor has 12 days to sign or veto bill from the date he receives it]

    BILL COPY – 06/18/2012 ENROLLED HTML VERSION: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_1451-1500/ab_1485_bill_20120618_enrolled.html

    BILL COPY – 06/18/2012 ENROLLED PDF VERSION (4 Pages): http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_1451-1500/ab_1485_bill_20120618_enrolled.pdf

    CDCAN NOTE: As of morning of June 27 this bill has not yet been sent to the Governor

    AB 1494 – HEALTHY FAMILIES

    LATEST ACTION 06/27/2012: PASSED State Senate by vote of 21 to 14. PASSED Assembly by vote of 45 to 26.

    NEXT STEPS: Will be sent to Governor [Governor has 12 days to sign or veto bill from the date he receives it]

    BILL COPY – 06/25/2012 AMENDED HTML VERSION: NEXT STEPS: Will be sent to Governor [Governor has 12 days to sign or veto bill from the date he receives it]

    BILL COPY – 06/25/2012 AMENDED PDF VERSION (33 Pages): http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_1451-1500/ab_1494_bill_20120625_amended_sen_v98.pdf

    COPY OF 06/26/2012 SENATE BUDGET COMMITTEE ANALYSIS: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_1451-1500/ab_1494_cfa_20120625_130837_sen_comm.html

    COPY OF 06/27/2012 SENATE FLOOR ANALYSIS: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_1451-1500/ab_1494_cfa_20120626_171231_sen_floor.html

    AB 1495 – STATE GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATION

    PREVIOUS ACTION 06/15/2012: PASSED State Senate by vote of 25 to 14. PASSED Assembly by vote of 51 to 27. PASSED Senate 25 to 14. Enrolled and sent to Governor at 3:30 PM

    LATEST ACTION 06/25/2012: Return by the Governor at the request of the Assembly. Held at the Assembly desk.

    NEXT STEP:

    BILL COPY – 06/15/2012 ENROLLED HTML VERSION: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_1451-1500/ab_1495_bill_20120615_enrolled.html

    BILL COPY – 06/15/2012 ENROLLED PDF VERSION (16 PAGES): http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_1451-1500/ab_1495_bill_20120615_enrolled.pdf

    CDCAN NOTE: As of morning of June 27 this bill has not yet been sent to the Governor

    AB 1497 – REVISION TO MAIN BUDGET BILL

    LATEST ACTION 06/27/2012: PASSED State Senate. PASSED Assembly by vote of 48 to 26.

    NEXT STEPS: Will be sent to Governor [Governor has 12 days to sign or veto bill from the date he receives it]

    BILL COPY – 06/25/2012 AMENDED HTML VERSION: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_1451-1500/ab_1497_bill_20120625_amended_sen_v97.html

    BILL COPY – 06/25/2012 AMENDED PDF VERSION (168 Pages): http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_1451-1500/ab_1497_bill_20120625_amended_sen_v97.pdf

    COPY OF 06/26/2012 SENATE BUDGET COMMITTEE ANALYSIS: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_1451-1500/ab_1497_cfa_20120625_131111_sen_comm.html

    COPY OF 06/27/2012 SENATE FLOOR ANALYSIS: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_1451-1500/ab_1497_cfa_20120626_172505_sen_floor.html

    AB 1499 – ELECTION BALLOT PLACEMENT

    LATEST ACTION 06/27/2012: PASSED State Senate by vote of 24 to 15. PASSED Assembly by vote of 48 to 23.

    NEXT STEPS: Will be sent to Governor [Governor has 12 days to sign or veto bill from the date he receives it]

    BILL COPY – 06/25/2012 AMENDED HTML VERSION: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_1451-1500/ab_1499_bill_20120625_amended_sen_v98.html

    BILL COPY – 06/25/2012 AMENDED PDF VERSION (3 Pages): http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_1451-1500/ab_1499_bill_20120625_amended_sen_v98.html

    AB 1502 – HIGHER EDUCATION BUDGET AUGMENTATION

    LATEST ACTION 06/27/2012: PASSED State Senate by vote of 25 to 12. PASSED Assembly by vote of 48 to 23.

    NEXT STEPS: Will be sent to Governor [Governor has 12 days to sign or veto bill from the date he receives it]

    BILL COPY – 06/25/2012 HTML VERSION: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_1501-1550/ab_1502_bill_20120625_amended_sen_v98.html

    BILL COPY – 06/25/2012 PDF VERSION (3 Pages): http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_1501-1550/ab_1502_bill_20120625_amended_sen_v98.pdf

    SB 1006 – GENERAL GOVERNMENT

    LATEST ACTION 06/27/2012: PASSED Assembly by vote of 49 to 26. PASSED State Senate by vote of 25 to 14.

    NEXT STEPS: Will be sent to Governor [Governor has 12 days to sign or veto bill from the date he receives it]

    BILL COPY – 06/25/2012 AMENDED HTML VERSION: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1001-1050/sb_1006_bill_20120625_amended_asm_v98.html

    BILL COPY – 06/25/2012 AMENDED PDF VERSION (96 Pages): http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1001 1050/sb_1006_bill_20120625_amended_asm_v98.pdf

    SB 1008 – COORDINATED CARE INITIATIVE – HEALTH

    LATEST ACTION 06/27/2012: PASSED Assembly by vote of 51 to 25. PASSED State Senate by vote of 24 to 13.

    NEXT STEPS: Will be sent to Governor [Governor has 12 days to sign or veto bill from the date he receives it]

    BILL COPY – 06/25/2012 AMENDED HTML VERSION: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1001-1050/sb_1008_bill_20120625_amended_asm_v98.html

    BILL COPY – 06/25/2012 AMENDED PDF VERSION (66 Pages): http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1001-1050/sb_1008_bill_20120625_amended_asm_v98.pdf

    COPY OF 06/27/2012 ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1001-1050/sb_1008_cfa_20120626_132015_asm_floor.html

    SB 1009 – MENTAL HEALTH REALIGNMENT

    LATEST ACTION 06/27/2012: PASSED Assembly by vote of 51 to 26. PASSED State Senate.

    NEXT STEPS: Will be sent to Governor [Governor has 12 days to sign or veto bill from the date he receives it]

    BILL COPY – 06/25/2012 AMENDED HTML VERSION: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1001-1050/sb_1009_bill_20120625_amended_asm_v98.html

    BILL COPY – 06/25/2012 AMENDED PDF VERSION (291 Pages): http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1001-1050/sb_1009_bill_20120625_amended_asm_v98.pdf

    COPY OF 06/27/2012 ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1001-1050/sb_1009_cfa_20120625_164608_asm_floor.html

    SB 1013 – CHILD WELFARE SERVICES REALIGNMENT

    LATEST ACTION 06/27/2012: PASSED Assembly. PASSED State Senate by vote of 27 to 11.

    NEXT STEPS: Will be sent to Governor [Governor has 12 days to sign or veto bill from the date he receives it]

    BILL COPY – 06/25/2012 AMENDED HTML VERSION: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1001-1050/sb_1013_bill_20120625_amended_asm_v98.html

    BILL COPY – 06/25/2012 AMENDED PDF VERSION (359 Pages): http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1001-1050/sb_1013_bill_20120625_amended_asm_v98.pdf

    COPY OF 06/27/2012 ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1001-1050/sb_1013_cfa_20120625_164610_asm_floor.html

    SB 1014 – ALCOHOL AND DRUG PROGRAMS REALIGNMENT

    LATEST ACTION 06/27/2012: PASSED Assembly by vote of 50 to 26. PASSED State Senate by vote of 25 to 14

    NEXT STEPS: Will be sent to Governor [Governor has 12 days to sign or veto bill from the date he receives it]

    BILL COPY – 06/25/2012 AMENDED HTML VERSION: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1001-1050/sb_1014_bill_20120625_amended_asm_v98.html

    BILL COPY – 06/25/2012 AMENDED PDF VERSION (74 Pages): http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1001-1050/sb_1014_bill_20120625_amended_asm_v98.pdf

    COPY OF 06/27/2012 ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1001-1050/sb_1014_cfa_20120625_164612_asm_floor.html

    SB 1015 – TAX ENFORCEMENT

    LATEST ACTION 06/27/2012: PASSED Assembly by vote of 50 to 25. PASSED State Senate by vote of 24 to 15.

    NEXT STEPS: Will be sent to Governor [Governor has 12 days to sign or veto bill from the date he receives it]

    BILL COPY – 06/25/2012 AMENDED HTML VERSION: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1001-1050/sb_1015_bill_20120625_amended_asm_v97.html

    BILL COPY – 06/25/2012 AMENDED PDF VERSION (11 Pages): http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1001-1050/sb_1015_bill_20120625_amended_asm_v97.pdf

    SB 1016 – EDUCATION FINANCE

    LATEST ACTION 06/27/2012: PASSED Assembly by vote of 47 to 27. PASSED State Senate by vote of 22 to 15.

    NEXT STEPS: Will be sent to Governor [Governor has 12 days to sign or veto bill from the date he receives it]

    BILL COPY – 06/25/2012 AMENDED HTML VERSION: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1001-1050/sb_1016_bill_20120625_amended_asm_v98.html

    BILL COPY – 06/25/2012 AMENDED PDF VERSION (224 Pages): http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1001-1050/sb_1016_bill_20120625_amended_asm_v98.pdf

    COPY OF 06/27/2012 ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1001-1050/sb_1016_cfa_20120625_180307_asm_floor.html

    SB 1018 – PUBLIC RESOURCES

    LATEST ACTION 06/27/2012: PASSED Assembly by vote of 48 to 25. PASSED Stat Senate by vote of 22 to 16.

    NEXT STEPS: Will be sent to Governor [Governor has 12 days to sign or veto bill from the date he receives it]

    BILL COPY – 06/25/2012 AMENDED HTML VERSION: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1001-1050/sb_1018_bill_20120626_amended_asm_v97.html

    BILL COPY – 06/25/2012 AMENDED PDF VERSION (139 Pages): http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1001-1050/sb_1018_bill_20120626_amended_asm_v97.pdf

    SB 1020 – FINANCING STRUCUTURE: PUBLIC SAFETY REALIGNMENT

    LATEST ACTION 06/27/2012: PASSED Assembly by vote of 47 to 26. PASSED State Senate by vote of 25 to 14.

    NEXT STEPS: Will be sent to Governor [Governor has 12 days to sign or veto bill from the date he receives it]

    BILL COPY – 06/25/2012 AMENDED HTML VERSION: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1001-1050/sb_1020_bill_20120625_amended_asm_v98.html

    BILL COPY – 06/25/2012 AMENDED PDF VERSION (79 Pages): http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1001-1050/sb_1020_bill_20120625_amended_asm_v98.pdf

    COPY OF 06/27/2012 ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1001-1050/sb_1020_cfa_20120625_180319_asm_floor.html

    SB 1021 – PUBLIC SAFETY OMNIBUS BILL

    LATEST ACTION 06/27/2012: PASSED Assembly by vote of 48 to 27. PASSED State Senate by vote of 24 to 14.

    NEXT STEPS: Will be sent to Governor [Governor has 12 days to sign or veto bill from the date he receives it]

    BILL COPY – 06/25/2012 AMENDED HTML VERSION: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1001-1050/sb_1021_bill_20120625_amended_asm_v98.html

    BILL COPY – 06/25/2012 AMENDED PDF VERSION (186 Pages): http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1001-1050/sb_1021_bill_20120625_amended_asm_v98.pdf

    COPY OF 06/27/2012 ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1001-1050/sb_1021_cfa_20120625_164615_asm_floor.html

    SB 1022 – PUBLIC SAFETY: FACILITIES

    LATEST ACTION 06/27/2012: PASSED Assembly by vote of 48 to 25. PASSED State Senate by vote of 22 to 14.

    NEXT STEPS: Will be sent to Governor [Governor has 12 days to sign or veto bill from the date he receives it]

    BILL COPY – 06/25/2012 AMENDED HTML VERSION: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1001-1050/sb_1022_bill_20120625_amended_asm_v98.html

    BILL COPY – 06/25/2012 AMENDED PDF VERSION (22 Pages): http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1001-1050/sb_1022_bill_20120625_amended_asm_v98.pdf

    COPY OF 06/27/2012 ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1001-1050/sb_1022_cfa_20120625_164619_asm_floor.html

    SB 1023 – PUBLIC SAFETY: REALIGNMENT

    LATEST ACTION 06/27/2012: PASSED Assembly by vote of 47 to 27. PASSED State Senate by vote of 22 to 15.

    NEXT STEPS: Will be sent to Governor [Governor has 12 days to sign or veto bill from the date he receives it]

    BILL COPY – 06/25/2012 AMENDED HTML VERSION: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1001-1050/sb_1023_bill_20120625_amended_asm_v98.html

    BILL COPY – 06/25/2012 AMENDED PDF VERSION (176 Pages): http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1001-1050/sb_1023_bill_20120625_amended_asm_v98.pdf

    COPY OF 06/27/2012 ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1001-1050/sb_1023_cfa_20120625_164617_asm_floor.html

    SB 1033 – STATE GOVERNMENT: CASH MANAGEMENT

    LATEST ACTION 06/27/2012: PASSED Assembly by vote of 50 to 26. PASSED State Senate by vote of 24 to 14.

    NEXT STEPS: Will be sent to Governor [Governor has 12 days to sign or veto bill from the date he receives it]

    BILL COPY – 06/25/2012 AMENDED HTML VERSION: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1001-1050/sb_1033_bill_20120625_amended_asm_v98.html

    BILL COPY – 06/25/2012 AMENDED PDF VERSION (4 Pages): http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1001-1050/sb_1033_bill_20120625_amended_asm_v98.pdf

    SB 1036 – COORDINATED CARE INITIATIVE – IHSS

    LATEST ACTION 06/27/2012: PASSED Assembly by vote of 50 to 26. PASSED State Senate by vote of 24 to 13.

    NEXT STEPS: Will be sent to Governor [Governor has 12 days to sign or veto bill from the date he receives it]

    BILL COPY – 06/26/2012 AMENDED HTML VERSION: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1001-1050/sb_1036_bill_20120626_amended_asm_v97.html

    BILL COPY – 06/26/2012 AMENDED PDF VERSION (49 Pages): http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1001-1050/sb_1036_bill_20120626_amended_asm_v97.pdf

    COPY OF 06/27/2012 ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1001-1050/sb_1036_cfa_20120626_132020_asm_floor.html

    SB 1038 – BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

    LATEST ACTION 06/27/2012: PASSED Assembly by vote of 50 to 23. PASSED State Senate by vote of 25 to 12.

    NEXT STEPS: Will be sent to Governor [Governor has 12 days to sign or veto bill from the date he receives it]

    BILL COPY – 06/25/2012 AMENDED HTML VERSION: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1001-1050/sb_1038_bill_20120625_amended_asm_v98.html

    BILL COPY – 06/25/2012 AMENDED PDF VERSION (179 Pages): http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1001-1050/sb_1038_bill_20120625_amended_asm_v98.pdf

    COPY OF 06/27/2012 ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1001-1050/sb_1038_cfa_20120625_164555_asm_floor.html

    SB 1041 – HUMAN SERVICES: CALWORKS, IHSS, CHILD SUPPORT. REHABILITATION APPEALS BOARD

    LATEST ACTION 06/27/2012: PASSED Assembly by vote of 49 to 28. PASSED State Senate by vote of 26 to 13.

    NEXT STEPS: Will be sent to Governor [Governor has 12 days to sign or veto bill from the date he receives it]

    BILL COPY – 06/26/2012 AMENDED HTML VERSION: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1001-1050/sb_1041_bill_20120626_amended_asm_v97.html

    BILL COPY – 06/26/2012 AMENDED PDF VERSION (95 Pages): http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1001-1050/sb_1041_bill_20120626_amended_asm_v97.pdf

    COPY OF 06/27/2012 ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1001-1050/sb_1041_cfa_20120626_171329_asm_floor.html

    VBobier Reply:

    Missed a link, Oopsie! :o

    SB 1006 – GENERAL GOVERNMENT

    LATEST ACTION 06/27/2012: PASSED Assembly by vote of 49 to 26. PASSED State Senate by vote of 25 to 14.

    NEXT STEPS: Will be sent to Governor [Governor has 12 days to sign or veto bill from the date he receives it]

    BILL COPY – 06/25/2012 AMENDED HTML VERSION: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1001-1050/sb_1006_bill_20120625_amended_asm_v98.html

    BILL COPY – 06/25/2012 AMENDED PDF VERSION (96 Pages): http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1001 1050/sb_1006_bill_20120625_amended_asm_v98.pdf

    VBobier Reply:

    This strange as this is the 2nd time and I know I didn’t miss the link that time…

    BILL COPY – 06/25/2012 AMENDED PDF VERSION (96 Pages): http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1001 1050/sb_1006_bill_20120625_amended_asm_v98.pdf

    I think I know what went wrong, it’s a long link.

    thatbruce Reply:

    @VBobier:

    Something is introducing a line-break. Try this:

    http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1001-1050/sb_1006_bill_20120625_amended_asm_v98.pdf

  15. Reedman
    Jun 27th, 2012 at 16:51
    #15

    FYI –
    Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood will be at San Francisco Airport tomorrow (Thursday) for the kickoff of construction of the new $100 million control tower at SFO.

  16. Reality Check
    Jun 27th, 2012 at 17:07
    #16

    SF Examiner Editorial: High-speed rail needs cash now

    Several key Democrats — including state Sen. Mark DeSaulnier of Concord, who is the chairman of the Senate transportation committee, and state Sen. Alan Lowenthal of Long Beach, who chairs a special committee about the high-speed rail project — want to move the funds away from the Central Valley and toward the northern and southern terminuses, which they say will have higher ridership out of the gate. Even state Sen. Joe Simitian of Palo Alto has expressed concerns despite the good the project will do in his district, which includes Caltrain riders.

    The lawmakers’ objections to the start of the project are shortsighted.

    [...]

    Eventually the project will tie together the state, but shortsighted fighting about where the first shovels hit the dirt does harm to the entire project, which hurts everyone. The Democrats in Sacramento need to step up and approve the bond allocations for the project as it is planned, instead of engaging in petty fighting that threatens to derail important funding.

    Who to contact

    Officials who are questioning release of high-speed rail funds:

    Sen. Mark DeSaulnier
    Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee
    Capitol office: (916) 651-4007
    District office: (925) 942-6082

    Sen. Alan Lowenthal
    Chairman of special committee on high-speed rail project
    Capitol office: (916) 651-4027
    District office: (562) 495-4766

    Sen. Joe Simitian
    Senator from Palo Alto
    Capitol office: (916) 651-4011
    District office: (650) 688-6384

    J. Wong Reply:

    Surprising, given the right-wing slant of most SF Examiner editorials.

    joe Reply:

    Stunning actually. Do you think they recognize having several Billion dollars invested in HSR will help the economy, their advertisers and readers?

    VBobier Reply:

    Maybe or it’s another effort to sell more of a dying product: Newspapers…

    adirondacker12800 Reply:

    there will always be a demand for fish wrappers.

    VBobier Reply:

    I recently saw 7 big heavy spools of paper heading out of California in the last day or so on the 15 freeway on a semi truck flatbed, possibly going to Las Vegas NV.

    joe Reply:

    Newspapers used to carry ads and make money off the advertisement – the paper needs ads and that means reders need money – people used to read on the train before they decided to charge a buck and drive readers to cell/ipads.

    VBobier Reply:

    I used to deliver Newspapers on a custom converted by Me 5 speed bicycle before I turned 18, so You don’t need to tell Me and My Dad was a Route Manager for the Copley Chain…

    Alon Levy Reply:

    …and then came Craigslist.

  17. Reality Check
    Jun 27th, 2012 at 17:59
    #17

    KFI’s John & Ken in Anaheim to protest high-speed rail

    John and Ken, the popular KFI/640 AM talk show hosts, are coming to Anaheim on Wednesday to rail against high-speed rail.

    The outspoken hosts with a penchant for stirring up protests and political activism will broadcast live from the Ayres Hotel, 2550 E. Katella Ave., in Anaheim from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

    “Revote high speed rail – stop the $98 billion boondoggle!” reads a message on the pair’s website.

    [...]

    John and Ken are looking for listeners to come sign a petition calling for a new statewide vote on high-speed rail. They hope to help collect more than 800,000 signatures.

    The pair will broadcast yards from the site where the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (better known as ARTIC) is set to be built. The site could someday be a terminus for high-speed rail.

    joe Reply:

    http://www.nhmc.org/johnandken

    They wre so popular the Dems risk alienating the anti hispanic vote. Mayebe Lowenthal can go on their show.

    Spokker Reply:

    “For years John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou, hosts of “The John and Ken Show,” have terrorized and targeted Los Angeles communities, creating an atmosphere of hate, intolerance, discrimination and legitimizing hateful attitudes against members of these groups. John and Ken are known to habitually use unsubstantiated claims, divisive language, flawed argumentation and dehumanizing metaphors to shock and anger their audience.”

    Translation: we can’t debate them, so we’ll act like victims and try to force them off the air.

    Alon Levy Reply:

    At least they’re not on the municipal payroll.

    D. P. Lubic Reply:

    I normally try to avoid judging people by appearances, but that Ken fellow looks–different, strange? I can’t put my finger on it, but it’s like he may not be entirely there.

    I know! Somehow he reminds me of Chucky, the knife-wielding doll!

    John just looks goofy–nothing new there, some of my relatives resemble that!

    Spokker Reply:

    Radio guys always look strange.

    Robert Cruickshank Reply:

    Their bark is worse than their bite. They’re talk radio hosts who haven’t yet demonstrated any actual ability to influence statewide ballot outcomes.

    Spokker Reply:

    No, Robert, they are so influential they *must* be taken off the air! They said mean things about Latinos! Terrorists!

    Tom McNamara Reply:

    John and Ken are most valuable as a circular firing squad for conservative Republicans. Their show is supposedly “entertainment”.

    morris brown Reply:

    You can listen to these excerpts of the KFI John and Ken show at:

    Link: to interview with Wendell Cox (6-25-2012) (13 minutes)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiXlfLzO2zE

    Link: to interview with Joe Vranich (6-27-2012) (13 minutes)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5Q4zjzUkg4

    Link: to inteview with Congressman Jeff Denham (6 minutes)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6eBHQaSNvY

    VBobier Reply:

    BARF!

  18. Reality Check
    Jun 27th, 2012 at 18:09
    #18

    Nice overview story from LA.StreetsBlog.org:
    Battle Lines Drawn in High Speed Rail Vote

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