Posts Tagged ‘infrastructure’

Sacto water deputies patrolling for water wasters

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Sacramento water police are on patrol. If the rule of law isn't enough to control Sacramento's citizens, government officials have turned to deputizing neighbors for help making sure everyone complies with environmental restrictions. For nearly four years, the City of Sacramento has been enc...

Did the bullet train die in sequester fallout? Maybe. (Hallelujah!)

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

March 10, 2013 By Chris Reed The fallout of the sequester continues to be widely discussed, with the conventional wisdom being that President Barack Obama and his political team made a rare and serious miscalculation with their attempts to panic the American public over a 2.4 percent cut in a giga...

Government ‘investing’ in government

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Oct. 6, 2012 By Katy Grimes In order to stimulate the inert economy, we now have the government investing in government. The public sector is trading public dollars for public dollars. "How will you spend your future?" the California State Teachers Retirement System logo asks. I wouldn't spend ...

Assembly committee kills bond misuse bill

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

June 20, 2012 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO -- California's bond debt is on steroids, but it's the taxpaying residents who will be responsible for the financial meltdown. California politicians are well known for their budget fund shifts, "borrowing" from agencies and funds, and creative accounting ...

Fuel stations for nonexistent cars

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

May 31, 2012 By Joseph Perkins If you build it, they will come. That was the cockeyed reasoning behind a state grant program to encourage construction of hydrogen fueling stations long before hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are actually motoring along the Golden State’s freeways and roads. The Cal...

Rail system in LA already a low-speed fail (video)

Friday, April 13th, 2012
Rail system in LA already a low-speed fail (video)

April 13, 2012 By Brian Calle One might assume policy makers would first assess the value, usage and efficiency of existing public transportation before endeavoring on a new multi-billion dollar, taxpayer funded transportation boondoggle like high-speed rail. For instance, LA's public transit sys...

CA’s Bond Rating Equals F-Minus Grade

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

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 bond rating of F-minus? Lockyer says California isn’t broke ...