Posts Tagged ‘Mark DeSaulnier’

Yesterday leaders from the California High Speed Rail Authority spoke to the State Senate about the project’s progress. Some of the things we learned: Lawmakers also heard from state Auditor Elaine Howle, who last year criticized the authority’s processes for monitoring the performance and accountability of its contractors as lacking oversight and said the agency’s […]

Feb 27th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

By a 51-27 vote today the California State Assembly passed SB 1029, the bill to release the voter-approved Proposition 1A high speed rail bond money so that construction can begin and put thousands of people to work. Here’s a photo of the vote, captured by Rebecca Saltzman: And a statement from Speaker John A. Pérez: […]

Jul 5th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

The LA Times’ Ralph Vartabedian reports that anti-HSR State Senators may try to move the HSR funds out of the Central Valley, even though the current HSR proposal includes billions in funds for both the Bay Area and Southern California in addition to starting HSR construction in the Valley: But the plan has met growing […]

Jun 24th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

Darrell Issa, a Republican Congressman from San Diego County, has decided to launch a politically-motivated investigation into the high speed rail project: Rep. Darrell Issa has launched a probe into the California high-speed rail project, asking for the preservation of documents that relate to federal funding for the project. The Oversight and Government Reform Committee […]

Apr 10th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized