Posts Tagged ‘legislature’

Governor Jerry Brown vetoed AB 2847 yesterday, arguing that the high speed rail oversight bill is unnecessary: I believe this bill is unnecessary, particularly in view of the passage of AB 1813, which adds two legislative members to the Authority. As with other projects of this magnitude, state law requires strict standards of accountability and […]

Sep 29th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

It’s a big day for cap-and-trade. First, the good news: SB 32, which would extend the state’s CO2 reduction mandate to 2030, finally passed the assembly. Unfortunately, the legislature did not agree to include specific language extending cap-and-trade: After an intense floor debate, a bill extending California’s greenhouse gas emission targets squeaked by in the […]

Aug 23rd, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

Yesterday Governor Jerry Brown issued the May revise to his 2015-16 proposed budget, and it includes $500 million for high speed rail: Securing annual funding for high-speed rail — which was awarded $250 million in the last budget and stands to receive $500 million in the next — was a key victory for Brown. “It’s […]

May 16th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Great news from the Public Policy Institute of California, which has a new poll out on various political issues in California. The poll shows that a clear majority of Californians continue to support high speed rail: Today, when read a description of the system and its $68 billion price tag, 53 percent favor it and […]

Mar 26th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized