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After being dealt a major blow by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Tim Frawley, the Merced and Madera County farmers who are trying to stop the high speed rail project are licking their wounds and trying to decide whether their lawsuit has any viable future. Judge Frawley indicated he was inclined to side with the California […]

Nov 25th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

High speed rail supporters have a lot to be thankful for. In 2012 the project survived a major vote in the State Senate, withstood a court challenge, and saw President Barack Obama, who has provided crucial support, re-elected. Many people deserve our thanks for this good fortune, perhaps none more than Cathleen Galgiani. Since 2008 […]

Nov 22nd, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

The passage of Prop 30 has stopped the bleeding at California’s K-12 schools, at least for the time being. The $6 billion in revenues it raises won’t fully backfill the nearly $10 billion in cuts made to K-12 education since 2008, nor will it restore the huge funding cuts made to the community college, CSU […]

Nov 21st, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

In a ruling that comes as no surprise to high speed rail supporters, a Sacramento Superior Court judge ruled yesterday in favor of the high speed rail project, refusing to grant an injunction to stop construction and indicating he was likely to rule in favor of the project at a final hearing in April. Sacramento […]

Nov 17th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized