Posts Tagged ‘State Assembly’

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

A Republican Assemblymember from Santa Clarita, Scott Wilk, has a new op-ed in the Sacramento Bee arguing for taking the Prop 1A bond money away from HSR and giving it to schools. This is a very old anti-HSR argument, dating back to at least 2008 and the days of the state budget crisis. Voters have […]

Apr 19th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

For five and a half years now, since California voters passed Prop 1A, the California High Speed Rail Authority has been searching for the rest of the money they needed to build the project. In 2009 it looked like the federal government would be the answer, and President Barack Obama gave $8 billion for HSR […]

Jun 12th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Last week the California State Senate joined Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to announce their proposal to use the more than $1 billion in annual cap-and-trade revenues. It’s a great plan that would finally deliver serious, stable revenues to transit and high speed rail in California. Here’s the detailed plan: • 25% for transit operations […]

Jun 8th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized