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Deferral of federal funds casts fresh doubt on California high-speed rail

  The new administration in Washington, D.C., has added another hurdle to California’s already difficult road to high-speed rail. Drawing fire from Democrats and cheers from Republicans, the Department of Transportation “has deferred a decision on a $647-million grant that

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Bridge woes compound California infrastructure troubles

  Dams aren’t the only part of California infrastructure on the hot seat. Following a big-ticket Sacramento request for federal building funds, a new report has concluded that the number of state bridges in dangerously inadequate condition reaches into the

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California “donor state” status a political football

  Some Californians have long complained of their state’s status as a so-called “donor state” — one that sends more money to Washington than it receives. But as political tensions with the White House have heated up, and some federal funding

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – January 19

Assemblyman: Russian interference should be taught in schools Maldonado passed over for secretary of Agriculture Bullet train survives another legal challenge, several more to go Becerra to enforce speedy-executions measure EPA questions CA’s vehicle-emission rules Good morning. Happy Thursday. We begin

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – January 17

Bullet train report prompts renewed criticism, investigations Trump unpopular in CA, but not all of his ideas Can’t predict ACA repeal impact without replacement in mind All Democratic eyes on Senator Feinstein Silicon Valley’s Thiel mulling gubernatorial run Good morning. The

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New report: CA high-speed rail faces 50 percent cost overruns

SACRAMENTO –  California’s ongoing “high-speed rail” project connecting Los Angeles with San Francisco continues to run up against the same, recurring problem since voters gave the plan initial bond funding in a 2008 statewide initiative. There’s a growing chasm between

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – January 16

Issa leading bipartisan push for high-skilled visa overhaul Bullet train costs skyrocketing The battle lines in CA vs. Trump Education spending may rise as districts cut A new union dues case coming up? Good morning. Happy Martin Luther King Jr.

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – September 29

SoCal school district using loophole to pay board members for meetings they didn’t attend CA suspends investment accounts with Wells Fargo over scandal Rep. Janice Hahn sued by opponent over $324,000 in illegal campaign funds in L.A. supervisors race Gov. Brown vetoes

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – September 23

Is another NFL team joining the Rams in Los Angeles?  Los Angeles City Council to battle high-speed rail? CA doing little to keep guns from felons and others disqualified Pot legalization political funding is difficult to track Ballot measures explained in haiku

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Gov. Brown signs controversial new climate bills

  Over staunch opposition on his right, Gov. Jerry Brown signed several new climate bills into law, aiming to keep California on the regulatory trajectory first set during former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s administration.  That suite of laws, “in which polluters pay to

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