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A week after an Assembly committee held a hearing on the 2016 Business Plan, a State Senate committee held its own high speed rail hearing – and Senators wanted to see a stronger financing plan: “We want to see a strategy, like how are we going to get from here to there,” Sen. Jim Beall, […]

Apr 5th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

Today Gavin Newsom announced his intention to run for governor in 2018. He cast himself as someone who would carry on Jerry Brown’s legacy: Today, Californians are blessed with the remarkable leadership of Governor Jerry Brown, who in the face of long odds has led our state to firm fiscal footing and brought us to […]

Feb 11th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Carla Marinucci of the San Francisco Chronicle, a reporter who I like a lot, decided to stir the pot yesterday with an article looking at Gavin Newsom’s newfound opposition to high speed rail. Marinucci touted other Newsom positions he took earlier than others that became widely adopted, like support for marriage equality and marijuana legalization. […]

Feb 20th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

I don’t remember the first time I talked to Gavin Newsom about high speed rail. It might have been at the California Democratic Party convention in San José in 2008. Or Netroots Nation in Austin, Texas that same year. We definitely talked about it at the CDP convention in Sacramento in 2009. Gavin was running […]

Feb 14th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized