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House GOP whip: Folly to expect fed $ for bullet train 3

April 12, 2013 By Chris Reed There’s a double-whammy targeting the bullet train on the op-ed page of Friday’s U-T San Diego newspaper. First House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, tees off on the state’s assumption that federal dollars will

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CA bullet train: Parade of bad news continues 5

April 11, 2013 By Chris Reed On Wednesday, there was yet another negative headline coming out of Sacramento about the bullet-train fiasco: “A State Assembly budget committee voted Wednesday to approve a loan for the High-Speed Rail Authority. “The $26.2

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Is there ever any positive news about the bullet train? 5

April 4, 2013 By Chris Reed Is there ever any hard, legit good news about the California High-Speed Rail Authority’s plan to build a state bullet-train network? The stories last week about the U.S. Government Accountability Office depicting CHSRA’s ridership

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In same spirit as ‘courtesy flush,’ ‘courtesy vote’ 4

March 18, 2013 By Chris Reed The fact that on March 6 a member of the bullet train’s board of directors — former San Diego congresswoman Lynn Schenk — had blocked approval of the California High-Speed Rail Authority’s plan to

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KFI’s John & Ken discuss ‘Browndoggle’ with CWD’s Chris Reed 2

March 16. 2013 In an interview with CalWatchdog contributor Chris Reed, KFI 640 AM’s John and Ken discussed the fiasco that is the California bullet-train project, which they call the “Browndoggle.” The interview begins at the 5:35 p.m. point of

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Did the bullet train die in sequester fallout? Maybe. (Hallelujah!) 5

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

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Train agency ‘raids’ CalPERS for exec talent: Oy vey!

March 6, 2013 By Chris Reed When the press release came out Monday that the California High-Speed Rail Authority had recruited a top executive away from the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, a Tweet from former Los Angeles Times journo

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CA bullet train crashes through federal, state safeguards 4

Jan. 28, 2013 By Chris Reed Reports that the California High-Speed Rail Authority and Amtrak are teaming up to buy bullet trains and that the state is preparing for hundreds of eminent-domain property seizures in the Central Valley for the bullet

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No ‘time out’ for city in rail authority’s cross-hairs 10

Dec. 21, 2012 By Chris Reed The nervousness is growing in Bakersfield as the California High-Speed Rail Authority moves toward locking into a route that will disrupt the lives of thousands of people — and maybe for no reason. The

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Bring on the Browndoggle! 11

July 9, 2012 By John Seiler I’m enjoying the fight over the California High-Speed Rail boondoggle. It’s also called the Browndoggle because it’s Gov. Jerry Brown’s attempt to surpass the public-works projects, such as the California State Water Project and

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