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High Speed Rail

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Lt. Gov. Breaks With Brown And Says He No Longer Supports Bullet Train

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, once a strong supporter of California’s high-speed rail project, says he has changed his mind and no longer backs it.

02/14/2014

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Calif. Seeks Appellate Hearing On High-Speed Rail

In a filing Monday, the administration asks the state appellate court to overturn a Sacramento County Superior Court judge’s rulings in a lawsuit filed by Kings County farmers and landowners.

02/10/2014

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California To Owe Feds $180M For High-Speed Rail

California officials sought Wednesday to reassure congressional Republicans that the state will be able to match billions of dollars in federal funding for the state’s high-speed rail project.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/15/2014

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Critics Unite Against Brown’s Bullet Train Funding

Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to redirect $250 million from California’s landmark effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and spend it instead on high-speed rail has renewed debate about the future of the contentious project.

01/10/2014

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High-Speed Rail Officials Discuss Setbacks In Funding, Environmental Reviews

The board that oversees California’s embattled $68 billion high-speed rail project was meeting Thursday to discuss how to respond to a series of legal setbacks involving funding and environmental reviews.

12/05/2013

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Hurdle For High-Speed Rail: Where Is The Money?

Court rulings this week cast doubt over the future of California’s $68 billion high-speed rail plan and serve as a reminder of the biggest question facing the project.

11/26/2013

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Bullet Train Project In Danger After Judge Blocks Sale Of Bonds

A Sacramento County Superior Court judge is blocking the sale of bonds to build California’s bullet train and has rejected the state’s funding plan, jeopardizing the future of the project.

11/25/2013

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Washington Moves To Recycle $43 Million In Unspent Calif. Highway Funds

The Obama administration wants to recycle $43 million in unspent highway funds in California.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/17/2012

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Gov. Brown Signs High Speed Rail Funding Bill At Union Station

Gov. Jerry Brown visited Union Station Wednesday to sign into law a bill that will provide funding for the first phase of a high-speed rail project expected to connect the Southland with San Francisco.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/18/2012

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California Lawmakers Approve Construction Financing For Country’s 1st High-Speed Rail Line

California lawmakers have approved billions of dollars in construction financing for the first segment of what would be the nation’s first dedicated high-speed rail line, eventually connecting Los Angeles and San Francisco.

07/06/2012

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Company May Get $4.9B Federal Loan For High Speed Rail Linking Victorville And Vegas

On a dusty, rock-strewn expanse at the edge of the Mojave Desert, a company linked to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wants to build a bullet train that would rocket tourists from the middle of nowhere to the gambling palaces of Las Vegas.

03/25/2012

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Report Calls For Major Changes To High-Speed Rail Plans

The state’s independent analyst on Tuesday called for major changes to California’s high-speed rail plans, including delaying the fast-tracked project and removing its oversight from an independent board.

05/10/2011

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Obama’s Plan For High-Speed Rail Could Benefit California

President Barack Obama is calling for a six-year, $53 billion spending plan for high-speed rail, as he seeks to use infrastructure spending to jumpstart job creation.

02/08/2011

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Minority Firms Rail Against High-Speed Discrimination

Business owners in the Southland and throughout the state have filed a federal discriminatation complaint calling for the U.S. government to withhold over $3 billion in funding.

12/08/2010

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Lawmakers Seek More Rail Money For California

With some new governors rejecting funds for high-speed rail, California’s two U.S. senators are telling the Obama administration that the federal government should redirect that money to their state.

11/16/2010

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