All posts tagged "high speed rail"
Asm. GOP leader Kristin Olsen vaguely embraces high-speed rail
Public support is waning. Republican Neel Kashkari routinely lampooned it throughout the 2014 gubernatorial campaign as “the crazy train.” Even some prominent California Democrats question its viability and ridership numbers. But that hasn’t stopped Assembly GOP leader Kristin Olsen...
- Posted January 7, 2015
Asm. Scott Wilk: Fund schools with high-speed rail bonds
A Republican lawmaker wants to turn money for California’s high-speed rail project into funding for schools. Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, introduced Assembly Bill 6, which would cancel outstanding bond funds approved by Proposition 1A, a 2008 voter-approved...
- Posted December 16, 2014
Controller 2014: Betty Yee changes position on high-speed rail
Board of Equalization member Betty Yee has changed her mind about the state’s controversial high-speed rail plan. During the June primary campaign, the Democratic candidate for state controller opposed Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to build a faster rail connection...
- Posted September 24, 2014
Union foe Chuck Reed endorses Ashley Swearengin for state controller
San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, one of the state’s leading opponents of labor unions, has crossed party lines to endorse Ashley Swearengin for state controller. The pro-business Democrat said he’s worked closely with his Fresno counterpart on issues...
- Posted July 30, 2014
Poll: Californians want state budget surplus spent on taxpayer refunds
California taxpayers want their money back. Less than two years after Governor Jerry Brown coaxed voters into approving a multi-billion dollar tax hike as a solution to the state’s budget crisis, a plurality of Californians believe that...
- Posted May 28, 2014
State Assembly 74: As rail consultant, Keith Curry proposed tax hikes
Newport Beach City Councilman Keith Curry has made his anti-tax platform a centerpiece of his campaign for State Assembly. “I signed the No New Taxes Pledge and I will protect Prop 13,” Curry wrote in a recent email to...
- Posted March 13, 2014
Californians strongly against high-speed rail, new poll finds
Californians would vote to end California’s $68-billion high-speed rail project, a new Probolsky Research poll has found. Across the state, 54% of voters oppose the state’s high-speed rail plan and, if given the chance to vote on a statewide ballot...
- Posted February 12, 2014
High-Speed Rail Critics Question Timing of Rail Firm’s Contribution to Brown Campaign
Critics of the state’s high-speed rail project are questioning the timing of a max-out campaign contribution by the state’s high-speed rail contractor to Governor Jerry Brown’s re-election campaign. Last Friday, Brown asked the California Supreme Court for an...
- Posted January 27, 2014