Posts Tagged ‘legislature’

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

For the last 12 months proposals to reform the California Environmental Quality Act have circulated in the state capitol in Sacramento. This week may be the week that a reform is finally approved by legislators – perhaps only to be vetoed by Governor Jerry Brown. Streetsblog LA reviews the situation regarding CEQA reform: Followers of […]

Sep 9th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

In the wake of Judge Michael Kenny’s ambiguous ruling earlier this month in the anti-HSR lawsuit, project critics and opponents are busy calling for a major revision to the project. State Senator Andy Vidak, recently elected to an open seat in the Central Valley, wants a statewide re-vote on HSR in 2014 to be authorized […]

Aug 26th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

While Republicans try to undermine the process of high speed rail construction by seeking unnecessary audits, Democrats in Sacramento are working to streamline it – and save money at the same time: The California High-Speed Rail Authority could manage property it has bought for the bullet train without extra oversight under legislation now heading to […]

Aug 8th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized