February 25, 2014

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom would redirect high-speed rail funding

Now leaving the station: Gavin Newsom’s support for high-speed rail.

Publicly breaking with Gov. Jerry Brown on a central piece of the governor’s agenda, Brown’s fellow Democrat said the money set aside for the bullet train should be spent elsewhere. The lieutenant governor doesn’t typically align with Republicans. But during an appearance on a conservative radio program, Newsom embraced a position the GOP has championed in Sacramento: Reallocating voter-approved high-speed rail bond money toward other projects. Read More

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