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OPINION: CA Dems Kill Bill Requiring High Speed Rail Authority To Comply With The Law

PJ Media reports California Senate Democrats have voted down a bill that would have made the California High-Speed Rail Authority operate within the parameters of a 2008 proposition that allowed money to be borrowed under certain conditions.

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NEWS: Brown budget plan faulted on bullet train, teacher pensions

According to the Los Angeles Times, a new report by the Legislative Analyst's Office concluded Governor Brown's new budget proposal would continue to improve California's finances, but his plans for financing bullet train construction and a lack of new money for the cash-strapped teacher pension system are troublesome.

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NEWS: Feds deny early approval of Fresno-Bakersfield high-speed rail segment

The Fresno Bee reports a federal oversight board has turned down a request from the California High-Speed Rail Authority for conditional permission to build the Fresno-Bakersfield section of the proposed statewide bullet-train line. The Surface Transportation Board denied the state's request for an expedited decision on the 114-mile Fresno-Bakersfield route before environmental work is completed on the section.

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NEWS: High-speed rail consultant costs near $600 million even before construction starts

The Fresno Bee reports the latest accounting by the California High-Speed Rail Authority to state lawmakers indicates that the agency has spent almost $600 million on engineering and environmental consultants -- all without turning a shovelful of dirt on construction.

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NEWS: Judge will decide if high-speed rail bonds are valid

The Fresno Bee reports on Friday, opponents of high-speed rail, including Kings County and two of its residents and the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, will argue before a judge that because the statewide bullet-train system now planned by the California High-Speed Rail Authority is not what voters were promised in 2008, the issuance of the bonds should not be validated.

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