Sunday, March 02, 2014

High-speed rail news

Assemblyman Jeff Gorell

Republican Assemblyman Jeff Gorell, who's running for Congress against a first-term Democrat, is sponsoring an initiative that would give voters a chance to put a stop to the high-speed rail boondoggle. It's a shrewd move by Gorell, since the Democratic Party/labor union backed high-speed rail project is trailing in public opinion polls. I'll vote for the initiative. 

See a story in the San Francisco Business Times.

Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom has come out against the high-speed project.

The Bay Guardian's editor Steve Jones is wondering if Newsom is on "the wrong side of history." Like his predecessor, Tim Redmond, Jones shows no familiarity with any of the devastating criticism the project has faced in the last few years. In short this is another massive intellectual failure by San Francisco progressives who often fail to do any homework on important issues. Theirs is a faith-based political perspective.

See Kathy Hamilton on how the California High-Speed Rail Authority tries to manipulate the news cycle.

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