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CalWatchdog Morning Read – May 13

Brown’s revised budget Trump hurting GOP Senate hopefuls? More money for Bay Bridge repairs Ballot initiative law working? Rewards for rich drivers? Good morning! And since it’s Friday the 13th, good luck. Gov. Jerry Brown will release his revised budget

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If CA can’t build bridge, what about bullet train through mountains?

If the state of California can’t build a bridge, how can it handle the huge technological and engineering challenge of building a bullet train through two mountain ranges laced with seismic faults? Such questions are inevitable after the latest Sacramento Bee

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Did Caltrans cover up shoddy work on Bay Bridge?

  Douglas Coe, an engineer under the employ of the California Department of Transportation, spent years working on the retrofit of the eastern span of the Bay Bridge between Oakland and San Francisco. When the 25-year Caltrans veteran told his

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Government incompetence behind Bay Bridge fiasco 7

July 9, 2013 By Chris Reed The latest revelations about the Bay Bridge’s construction shortcomings point straight to incompetence as the big issue. This is from the Mercury-News: “OAKLAND — When very large, high-strength steel rods on the new Bay

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Despite Caltrans boondoggles, acting director to be confirmed 4

April 11, 2013 By Katy Grimes Today, it appears the California Senate will confirm Malcolm Dougherty as director of Caltrans. He has been serving as acting director. This will be done after only one Senate hearing, where instead of asking

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