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Coalition backing CA bullet train is fraying

Both in California and Washington, D.C., backers of the state’s controversy-plagued $68 billion bullet-train project are coming off a rough week. As CalWatchdog reported, a Los Angeles public hearing on proposed routes for the project in the San Fernando Valley

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Lawmakers embark on high-speed journey through Japan

As California moves forward with the state’s first high-speed rail system, questions remain about the viability of the $68 billion transportation project. In an effort to better understand the challenges posed by high-speed rail, a delegation of three state Senators spent the

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Video: CalWatchdog in depth — High Speed Rail (2)

CalWatchdog Contributor Kathy Hamilton explains how the California High Speed Rail Authority is destroying farms and dairies as they try to acquire land for the high-speed rail project.

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Dan Walters figures out Gov. Brown wants bullet train dead 1

For a few months, Cal Watchdog has been the only outlet in the media underlining how fundamentally strange and self-defeating the actions of the state government have been in defending the bullet train. After an August court ruling from Sacramento

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New bullet-train biz plan still doesn’t address judge’s objection 6

On Friday, the California High-Speed Rail Authority released a new business plan for the bullet train project. The authority’s document still doesn’t identify how it will pay for the 300-mile initial operating segment, the $31 billion question that led Sacramento Superior

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Sen. Diane Feinstein’s husband wins CA rail contract 46

April 26, 2013 By Katy Grimes U.S. Sen. Diane Feinstein’s husband Richard Blum, won the first phase construction contract for California’s high-speed rail. I’m shocked, shocked I tell you. If I didn’t witness the insanity and corruption in politics every day,

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High-speed rail in bed with unions 11

Dec. 7, 2012 By Katy Grimes There have been warnings since Proposition 1A was passed in 2008 that the rail authority would award construction contracts to union contractors, providing a bidding advantage to companies that agree to sign a Project

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Gov seals CA crash with high-speed rail bill 0

July 19, 2012 By Katy Grimes Even though high-speed rail has become nothing more than a pipeline project for grabbing big money and a big lie, Gov. Jerry Brown signed the rail bill Wednesday, sealing California’s economic fate. Because of the

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New High-Speed Rail biz plan crashes into reality 9

April 14, 2012 By Katy Grimes What a train wreck. Barreling down the tracks in one direction, on April 9 a congressional committee launched a probe California’s high-speed rail project over charges of conflicts of interest and questionable spending of federal dollars. 

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New High-Speed Rail Plan Runs Over Prop. 1A Mandates 5

April 2, 2012 By Katy Grimes As California politicians show more desperation to build any part of the California High-Speed Rail system in order to get their hands on $3.5 billion in federal stimulus money, the plan is looking more

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