Posts Tagged ‘Gavin Newsom’

Seven years ago, during his first run for governor, Gavin Newsom told me he strongly supports high speed rail. He backed Proposition 1A in 2008 and said at the time that he supported continued funding. Two and a half years ago, shortly into his second run for governor, Gavin Newsom changed his position and said […]

Oct 20th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

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