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State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg today announced a new proposal to guide the use of California’s cap-and-trade revenues. It includes earmarking 20% of those revenues for the high speed rail project: In addition to permanent funding sources for affordable housing and mass transit, the strategy (available here) also provides a permanent source of […]

Apr 14th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Assembly Republicans keep trying to defund the California high speed rail project – and they keep failing: The Assembly Transportation Committee turned down a bill by Assembly Member Jim Patterson to prohibit spending federal grant money on a high-speed train project until the state’s High-Speed Rail Authority has approved matching funds. Patterson and his fellow […]

Mar 26th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Yesterday the California Senate unanimously approved Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg’s bill to reform the California Environmental Quality Act, SB 731, which now goes to the Assembly for consideration and, hopefully, passage. The 39-0 bipartisan vote on Senate Bill 731 was touted by the measure’s author, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, after […]

May 30th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Last week Governor Jerry Brown announced in his May Revise of the state budget a proposal to loan $500 million in cap-and-trade revenues to the general fund rather than to earmarked carbon emissions reduction programs such as transit. Well, a State Senate budget subcommittee does not seem very interested: The two Democrats and one Republican […]

May 21st, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized