State Paying for Bullet Train Station 0

AUG. 27, 2010 By KATY GRIMES A bill designed to formally authorize the proposed bullet train system expenditures is only now working through the legislature even though the project has been rolling ahead at full throttle. Though a glance at the

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Little Hoover talks Big Water 0

Anthony Pignataro: Yesterday the Little Hoover Commission released a new report titled Managing for Change: Modernizing California’s Water Governance. Like all government watchdog reports, a lot of scathing findings and sound recommendations lay behind that jargon-clogged title. Well, I’m assuming

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Committee Endorses Prop. 22 0

Steven Greenhut: The GOP’s initiative committee this morning embraced Prop. 22, 9-8, the obnoxious anti-property-rights initiative promoted by the left-wing League of California Cities and the California Redevelopment Association. The GOPers said it was about local control, but this initiative

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Will High Speed Rail Ever Get on Track? 0

AUG. 19, 2010 Last month I had the privilege of riding the best train in California. Indeed, it’s perhaps the best in the Lower 48. This train is efficient, safe and even fun to ride. At no time during my

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Free-market sense from a Democrat? 0

AUGUST 16, 2010 As of Tuesday, legislators were 41 days past the constitutional deadline for passing a state budget, yet the state’s majority Democrats weren’t even holding budget hearings. Why bother? The state is $19 billion in the red, but

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Sacto's grimy light rail system 0

Steven Greenhut: I had to leave a car in the shop this week, so I got initiated into Sacramento’s light-rail experience on the Regional Transit line from Folsom to downtown. No doubt, it was useful to have an alternative means

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No accounting for rail's mystery workers 0

AUG. 10, 2010 By ANTHONY PIGNATARO The proposed California High-Speed Rail project is a monumental undertaking in terms of money, personnel, time and effort. The state’s own estimates say the whole system – which includes 800 miles of bullet train

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