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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

The Republican who brought you the bank bailout, Neel Kashkari, wants to be the next governor of California. He’s taking the tried and true Meg Whitman approach, which worked so well that she lost to Jerry Brown by 13 points despite outspending him 7 to 1. He wants to focus on jobs and education, but […]

Jan 28th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

I’ve always assumed that one of the endgames for Governor Jerry Brown’s proposal to use $250 million in cap-and-trade funds for high speed rail would be that the Legislature would demand some sort of trade in exchange for approving the request. Sure enough, that’s what may well happen: One of Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed solutions, […]

Jan 27th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized