Posts Tagged ‘Transportation Bill’

Because Democrats failed to pass a new Transportation Bill when they controlled both Congress and the White House in 2009 and 2010, the bill’s renewal has been stuck in limbo since the far right seized control of the House of Representatives in the 2010 elections. Despite some efforts to get a new bill approved this […]

May 7th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

According to the LA Times, “virtually all” of California’s Democratic Congressional delegation signed a letter denouncing the Republican “highway bill” that defunds most forms of mass transit, including high speed rail: As Congress gears up for an unusual fight over a new transportation bill, virtually all of California’s Democratic delegation has come out against the […]

Feb 12th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

Much of the recent attack on high speed rail in California, especially by credulous government watchdog agencies like the Legislative Analyst’s Office and the State Auditor, is due to the fact that the extremist House Republican majority is rapidly anti-rail and has cut future high speed rail funding in pursuit of that agenda. For some […]

Feb 6th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

One of the problems with political reporting in America today is the assumption that certain things are permanent when in fact they are transitory. A lot can happen in two years. In 2009 the stimulus had gotten through and Congress, controlled by Democrats, was poised to pass a major health insurance overhaul. Here in 2011 […]

Oct 16th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized