Posts Tagged ‘Republicans’

Politifact has started a California version, and this week they’ve been taking a look at some claims about the California high speed rail project made by both supporters and critics. Turns out that HSR backers are “mostly true” and opponents are “mostly false.” Let’s first take a look at a claim about cost savings made […]

Nov 25th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

The LA Times’ California politics columnist George Skelton takes a look at the Republican ballot initiative to divert funding from high speed rail and Delta tunnels, and concludes it’s actually an attack on the environment: Now two Republican state politicians are backing a proposed ballot initiative to make that a reality. Scuttle the train and […]

Nov 20th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Another day, another Republican effort to defund high speed rail rejected in Sacramento: tate Sen. Sharon Runner, R-Antelope Valley, announced Wednesday that her legislation to prohibit Cap and Trade funds from being used for High Speed Rail was killed by the Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Development Committee. Introduced in the First Extraordinary Session on Transportation […]

Sep 4th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Well this is some nonsense. Governor Jerry Brown has called a special session to deal with the state’s enormous road maintenance backlog, estimated at $59 billion. The nonsensical part: two Kern County legislators want to raid the cap-and-trade funds to help pay for roads. And it’s a deliberate attack on high speed rail: Two local […]

Jul 1st, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized