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)

Appellate Court Overturns Bond Ruling, Moving California’s High-Speed Rail Forward

A state appellate court has handed a big win to California’s high-speed rail project, overturning two lower court rulings that stalled funding for the $68 billion train.

08/01/2014

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

California’s High-Speed Rail Project Piques Private-Investor Interest

California’s high-speed rail project could be getting a financial shot in the arm from the private sector.

07/21/2014

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

Feds Approve Work To Begin On 2nd Leg Of California High-Speed Rail Line

The U.S. Department of Transportation is giving its approval for work to begin on the second leg of California’s proposed high-speed rail line.

06/27/2014

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

California High-Speed Rail Authority, Amtrak End Joint Train Bid

Amtrak and the California High-Speed Rail Authority said Friday that they canceled a joint agreement seeking companies to build high-speed trains for them, a proposal billed as a way to save money and lure advanced train manufacturing to the United States.

06/20/2014

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

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

California State Budget Triggers Federal Spending On High-Speed Rail

Gov. Jerry Brown scored a big win for the $68 billion high-speed rail project this week by persuading fellow Democrats to dedicate a steady future funding source for it in the state budget.

06/16/2014

Juvenile offenders would have an easier time putting their pasts behind them under bills working their way through the Legislature.

Lawmakers Push To Restore Benefits, Pre-K In Final Week Of State Budget Talks

Democratic lawmakers are pushing to restore recession-era social service cuts and proposing new programs such as preschool for low-income families.

06/09/2014

Jerry Brown Interview

Phil Matier: Gov. Brown Says California At ‘Epicenter of Climate Change’

Gov. Jerry Brown says California is at “the epicenter” of the effects of a warming planet as the state experiences longer fire seasons and more destructive wildland blazes.

05/19/2014

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

Plan To Kill California High-Speed Rail Project Clears 1st Hurdle To Landing On Ballot

Secretary of State Debra Bowen announced Tuesday that backers of a plan to end the California high-speed rail project had the green light to begin collecting signatures in an effort to get an initiative on the ballot.

03/04/2014

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