SB 34: Creature Crawls from Delta Lagoon 3

APRIL 29, 2011 By WAYNE LUSVARDI A bureaucratic creature has crawled from murky waters of the Sacramento Delta. What could be worse? The pork-laden $11 billion proposed California Water Bond, on the ballot in 2012, that does not include any new

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Rail Authority "Ineffective" 0

Katy Grimes: When a lawmaker admits that an agency created from a bond measure that he supported and help get passed has grown ineffective and needs a serious makeover, it is evident that there is a problem. Democratic Sen. Alan Lowenthal

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Free the Rail Ridership Committee! 0

APRIL 27, 2011 You’d think that an agency spending millions of dollars on public relations would know to discuss one of its most controversial issues in public, where outside experts and members of the public can steadily review any and

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High-Speed Rail Crashes Into Legislature 0

APRIL 27, 2011 By KATY GRIMES The costs and the legislation for the California High-Speed Rail Authority keep speeding toward a train wreck. When the voters of California approved Proposition 1A in November 2008, they authorized $9.95 billion in general

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Boondoggle Train Already Obsolete 0

APRIL 21, 2011 The debate over whether to build an 800-mile network of bullet trains crisscrossing the state at speeds approaching 220 miles per hour is one of the most contentious we have today. Its projected cost of $45 billion

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CA’s Bond Rating Equals F-Minus Grade 5

APRIL 21, 2011 By WAYNE LUSVARDI Why is there such a large discrepancy between California State Treasurer Bill Lockyer’s assurances that the state is not broke and has plenty of money to pay off its bonds and the state’s effective

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Green Catch-23 Hurts Hydro Power 3

APRIL 19, 2011 By WAYNE LUSVARDI If a Catch-22 is a choice between two equally undesirable alternatives, California’s mandate to purchase green power must be one more than a Catch-22 – it must be a Catch-23. This is because California’s

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Rebranding High Speed Rail 0

Katy Grimes: Another great idea from a few of California’s elected Democrats proposes a “blended system” integrating high speed rail with existing Caltrain service. Instead of saving California billions of dollars by chucking the plans for high speed rail right out

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High-Speed Rail Rides Again 0

APRIL 12, 2011 By KATY GRIMES Another attempt to stop the unchecked spending on high-speed rail was killed in committee on Monday on a party-line vote. That happened despite research proving that taxpayers cannot sustain the inevitable subsidy the project

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Ag Water Use Estimated Too High 10

APRIL 7, 2011 By WAYNE LUSVARDI Dr. Jay R. Lund, Director of Watershed Sciences at U.C. Davis, posted the comment below at Calwatchdog.com on April 6 in response to my article, “Not A Shortage of Water Mythmakers”: You can get

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