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CA’s road funding plans ‘stuck in traffic’

More than a month after Gov. Jerry Brown called for lawmakers to hold a “special session” on transportation funding, California still doesn’t have a plan for how to close its annual $5.7 billion shortfall for road, bridge and highway repairs.

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Bill could make it easier to increase transportation taxes

A bill that a taxpayer group is calling an attack on Proposition 13 and which the California Chamber of Commerce has dubbed a “job killer,” was approved by the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee last week. Assembly Constitutional Amendment 4

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Legislation to prevent port shutdowns passes U.S. Senate committee

Although the nine-month labor dispute affecting 29 West Coast ports has officially come to a close, multiple industries in the U.S. are still reeling from the effect of the slowdown. Port gridlock along the West Coast left many exporters, manufacturers

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Gov. Brown seeks ‘permanent’ funding for Medi-Cal, infrastructure

In announcing the budget deal with the Legislature, Governor Jerry Brown announced two special sessions to deal with transportation and Medi-Cal funding. Call them the “special tax sessions.” In the press release announcing the sessions, the governor stated that the sessions were to

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House obstructs funding for CA high-speed rail, rail authority

On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 2577, which blocks federal funding for the California high-speed rail and the California High-Speed Rail Authority. H.R. 2577 is the House appropriations bill determining financial support for all federally-funded

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VIDEO: Gov. Brown’s High-Speed Boondoggle Chugs On

Why would Gov. Brown make high-speed rail a budget priority? The Heritage Foundation’s Stephen Moore joins CalWatchdog’s James Poulos to discuss better transportation options that would actually serve the needs of Californians.

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Best chroniclers of bullet-train follies miss obvious angle on self-driving cars 3

Sept. 26, 2012 By Chris Reed Mike Rosenberg of the San Jose Mercury-News — the newspaper reporter and the California newspaper who/that have done by far the best job of straight-forwardly illustrating the lunacy of the high-speed rail project —

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S.F. Subway Derails Into Boondoggle 7

JULY 22, 2011 By KATY GRIMES The California High-Speed Rail Authority isn’t the state’s only massive choo-choo boondoggle. San Francisco boasts the Central Subway project, a wasteful train system all its own. Fortunately, citizen volunteers, transportation and rail experts and local writers

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Caltrans On Senator's Waste List 0

Katy Grimes: Finally, a legislator who actually wants to cut wasteful state agency spending is stepping up to the plate with a solid plan and specific idea. El Cajon Republican Sen. Joel Anderson offered one of his own “ideas” in

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