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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

Seems I’m posting most often early in the week…I’ll try to space these out over the week. Time to catch up on some stories: Jeff Denham wants to “nullify” the federal HSR grant: Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Turlock, who has tried multiple times to derail federal funding, successfully pushed a measure through the House of Representatives […]

Jun 15th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

The fate of the Texas Central high speed rail project rests on “intense negotiations” now taking place in Austin: Tucked in Page 682 of the budget passed by the Senate in April is Rider 48, a provision that would bar the Texas Department of Transportation from spending any state funds toward “subsidizing or assisting in […]

May 21st, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

On Sunday we told you about Assemblymember Scott Wilk’s effort to kill HSR and use its money for schools. On Monday the Assembly Transportation Committee wisely decided to kill Wilk’s bill instead: The Assembly Transportation Committee said “thanks, but no thanks” to A.B. 6, legislation by a Santa Clarita Republican that would give voters the […]

Apr 21st, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized