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State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg today announced a new proposal to guide the use of California’s cap-and-trade revenues. It includes earmarking 20% of those revenues for the high speed rail project: In addition to permanent funding sources for affordable housing and mass transit, the strategy (available here) also provides a permanent source of […]

Apr 14th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Assembly Republicans keep trying to defund the California high speed rail project – and they keep failing: The Assembly Transportation Committee turned down a bill by Assembly Member Jim Patterson to prohibit spending federal grant money on a high-speed train project until the state’s High-Speed Rail Authority has approved matching funds. Patterson and his fellow […]

Mar 26th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Today was an eventful day for Governor Jerry Brown and his efforts to fund the California high speed rail project. First, he defended his proposal to use $250 million a year in cap-and-trade revenues for high speed rail: Just so you know, Governor, I’m not one of these Twitter-holics (despite what the numbers might show). […]

Jan 13th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

One of the dramas at the end of the legislative session last week involved the fate of reform to the California Environmental Quality Act. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg substituted a new bill, SB 743, for his original CEQA reform bill, SB 731. SB 743 is designed to speed approval and construction of a […]

Sep 16th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized