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Except for a short interlude in 1995-96 when they had a one seat majority, Republicans have been in the minority in the Assembly for nearly 50 years. That isn’t going to change anytime soon. And so there’s never any real danger of Republicans being able to pass anti-high speed rail legislation through the legislature – […]

Apr 13th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

President Barack Obama is nearing the end of his tenure in office, with just over a year left to go before a new president is inaugurated on January 20, 2017. There’s no doubt that he, and many of us, hoped high speed rail would be further along and in more states than it is right […]

Dec 21st, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

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