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Democratic candidates for governor must contend with bullet-train difficulties

The March 9 release of the first updated business plan in two years for the state’s high-speed rail project could sharply intensify the pressure on Democratic gubernatorial candidates who back the project to explain their support. The Republican candidates – Assemblyman

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CalSTRS bailout will be CA version of budget sequester

On April 10, 2012, I wrote an op-ed for the L.A. Daily News with an unusual take on what ultimately would kill the bullet train. My theory was that the teachers unions would fight to keep a new mouth from

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End game on bullet train: No $, no project — and no prospects for $

Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael Kenny’s issued a double-whammy ruling Monday. He barred the use of bond funds for the state bullet-train project until it had adequate funding and complete environmental reviews for its first 300-mile segment. He also blocked

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Top 7 CA facts that Jerry Brown-loving national media always ignore

The national media’s love-in with Gov. Jerry Brown continues, with the latest fawnfest coming from Rolling Stone reporter Tim Dickinson. “Just two years ago, the idea that California could be a global model for anything was laughable. When Brown took

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Bullet train: Judge shows taxpayers may be saved by Prop. 1A

The Friday ruling by a Sacramento judge that the California High-Speed Rail Authority was violating the 2008 state law providing funds for the bullet-train project was the first good news that the many foes of the project have had in

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Governor punishes press for negativity just like any primitive pol

June 20, 2013 By Chris Reed Jerry Brown’s speaking style — learned, florid, meandering — is so unusual that he’ll always be able to get away with his shtick that he’s not like other politicians. But his appalling push to

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