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8 hrs ago | Chico Enterprise-Record

Property taxes could pay for $25 billion Delta tunnels without public vote

Major water districts in California are quietly considering using property taxes - and possibly raising them without a vote of the public - to help fund Gov. Jerry Brown's $25 billion plan to build two massive tunnels through the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.

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Related Topix: California, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Sacramento, CA

12 hrs ago | The Atlantic

California High Speed Rail: 10 Readers With 10 Views

A solution looking for a problem? A genuine leap forward? The best we can expect from political compromise? Or something truly brave? Take your pick.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Kevin McCarthy, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Travel, Russia Travel, Europe Travel, San Francisco, Russia Travel

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Time for change on county board

The July 16 Bee holds two revealing articles: First is the scheme to divide California into six states, the other is about the Fresno County Board of Supervisors considering reversing their support of high-speed rail.

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Related Topix: Fresno County, CA

CBS Local

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

California's new budget allocates a quarter of the fees collected through the state's cap-and-trade program to high-speed rail that should eventually connect the Bay Area to Los Angeles.

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CaHSR Blog

As Expected, Private Investors Showing Interest in Ca HSR

A common criticism leveled against the California high speed rail project is that private investors haven't committed anything to the project.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Daily Kos

FL-Gov: Charlie Crist (D), "Rick Scott (R) Is Allergic To Answering Questions"

Try finding out why he turned down $2.4 billion for the high-speed rail project.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Charlie Crist

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Switched

California Republicans in Focus: The Controller's Race Gets A...

The long road back for California Republicans came into clearer focus in the past few days as the Democratic candidate in the race for state controller was finally confirmed and the party's little-known nominee for governor took some ill-advised cracks at the only Republican to win two landslide elections as governor of the nation's largest state ... (more)

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Related Topix: California, California Government, US News, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Arnold Schwarzenegger

Inside Bay Area

California bullet train: Interest from private investors revives shaky funding plan

Last week, demolition began in Fresno to clear the way for the first stretch of track.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Kevin McCarthy, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, California, California Government, Jerry Brown, US Governors

The Fresno Bee

EDITORIAL: De Le n's back on track in the Valley

State Sen. Kevin de Leon prepares to eat some of the "humble pie" he brought and served at a meeting of The Fresno Bee's Editorial Board.

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Related Topix: Fresno, CA, Opinion

Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Classes prep Valley unemployed for high-speed rail work

Pamela Washington of Fresno measures a length of conduit in an introductory class at IBEW Local 100 training center on Friday, July 18, 2014.

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Related Topix: Fresno, CA, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (Electricians, Wiremen, and Linemen), Madera, CA

Curbed

California Conspiracies: Get ready for season two of...

Get ready for season two of HBO's hit show True Detective , Southern California.

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Related Topix: Real Estate

Roll Call

For 'P3s,' Still Some Confusion About What's Public And What's Private

President Barack Obama tried to focus attention this week on public-private partnerships to build infrastructure.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Florida, Florida Government, Rick Scott, US Governors

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Forbes.com

China High-Speed Rail Juggernaut, while Most of US Stands By and Waves -- But Not Elon Musk

In the future, high-speed rail will connect not only cities, states and countries, but also far-reaching continents.

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Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, World News, China, California

NEWS.com.au

All aboard the 'condom express'? Chinese railways start...

A one-year sponsorship of a bullet train could cost 12 million yuan , according to a report.

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Related Topix: China, Asia, World News, Train Disaster

Bloomberg

Have a Bright Idea? California May Have $25,000 for You

Foundations and the federal government are using "crowdsourcing" to get the public involved in everything from landing a robotic spacecraft on the moon to getting rid of land mines .

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Related Topix: US News

Wed Jul 16, 2014

The Wave

Editorial: A clunker of a program

The cap-and-trade program and high-speed rail project come to mind. We can add to this list the state's "cash-for-clunkers" program.

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Related Topix: Opinion

The Fresno Bee

Demolition continues for high-speed rail project

Only a patch of dirt, surrounded by a chain-link fence and warning signs, remains of Annie's Hollywood Inn, a 66-year-old bar on Fresno's Golden State Boulevard that was demolished Monday to make way for construction of California's high-speed rail project.

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Related Topix: Fresno, CA, Madera, CA

New Hampshire Public Radio -

China's Extensive Rail System Heads West To Europe

A high-speed train travels on the railway to Beijing in Nanning, southern China's Guangxi province on June 13, 2014.

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Related Topix: China, Asia, World News,

CaHSR Blog

Dan Richard's Canonical Smackdown of Anti-HSR Talking Points

James Fallows's series at the Atlantic is really getting good. Chris Reed of U-T San Diego, a right-wing ideologue and a notorious opponent of HSR, called Fallows "clueless" about the bullet train.

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Related Topix: Dianne Feinstein, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

CBS Local

What Would 6 Californias Really Look Like? We Have Questions

People in the Bay Area have been trying to distance themselves from the folks in Los Angeles for years, and if voters approve a plan headed for the ballot, they'll get closer to a whole state of separation.

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Related Topix: Bakersfield, CA

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