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California High Speed Rail

Brown v. Kashkari

Brown, Kashkari Clash Over Tesla, Teacher Tenure In Only Scheduled Gubernatorial Debate

Gov. Jerry Brown’s long-shot Republican challenger blasted him for failing to do enough to land a Tesla battery plant Thursday during the only scheduled debate of this year’s governor’s race, a testy, hour-long exchange that also featured clashes over teacher tenure and the costs of combating climate change.

09/04/2014

Artist rendering of a California High-Speed Rail trail. (CA High-Speed Rail Authority)

Higher California Gas Prices From Cap-And-Trade Program To Be Spent On High-Speed Rail Project

Starting in January, gas prices in California will creep up again with much of the additional money generated going toward Gov. Jerry Brown’s embattled high-speed rail project.

06/16/2014

Mud Cracks

Drought Likely To Take Toll On Central Valley Employment Numbers

As water supplies shrink due to the ongoing drought—the driest in the California’s recorded history—unemployment in the Central Valley’s agricultural industry is predicted to rise.

02/03/2014

Artist's conception of a California high-speed rail train. (California High-Speed Rail Authority)

Convicted Embezzler Hired By California High-Speed Rail Agency

A woman who embezzled $320,000 from a state agency was later hired by California’s High-Speed Rail Authority — and she says nobody asked about her background.

08/29/2013

California High-Speed Rail

Judge’s Ruling Doesn’t Appear To Stop California’s High-Speed Rail Plan

Gov. Jerry Brown says a superior court judge’s ruling that California’s high-speed rail plan has not followed the terms of the voter-approved ballot initiative will not stop its construction.

08/19/2013

Artist's conception of a California high-speed rail train. (California High-Speed Rail Authority)

Feds Give OK To California High-Speed Rail Construction

A federal railroad oversight board has given approval to the California High-Speed Rail Authority to start construction in the Central Valley.

06/13/2013

California High-Speed Rail

California Officials Reach Deal To Settle High-Speed Rail Project Lawsuit

A group representing Central Valley farmers said Thursday it has reached a settlement with the California High-Speed Rail Authority in a lawsuit that was one of the biggest obstacles to the state’s $68 billion bullet train project.

04/18/2013

California High-Speed Rail

High-Speed Rail’s Cost Estimates Get Good Grades From Accountability Office

The federal Government Accountability Office is giving generally good grades to the California High-Speed Rail Authority’s business plan to build a $68 billion bullet train.

03/29/2013

Artist's conception of a California high-speed rail train. (California High-Speed Rail Authority)

California Sues Everyone Over Funding Of High-Speed Rail

The State of California has filed a civil case against anyone willing to challenge $8.6 Billion in voter-approved bonds for the high-speed rail project.

03/28/2013

Artist's conception of a California high-speed rail train. (California High-Speed Rail Authority)

California Has Yet To Buy Any Land For Bullet Train Route

Construction of California’s high-speed rail network is set to start in July, but the state still has not purchased any land along the route.

01/28/2013

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