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Cal High-Speed Rail Wins Dubious ‘Golden Fleece’ Award

The California High-Speed Rail Authority won the Independent Institute’s first California Golden Fleece Award for its lack of transparency and a history of misleading the public about the merits of a “bullet train” that no longer reflects what voters approved in 2008.

Lego Caltrain (Bill Ward / Flickr / CC)

California Supreme Court Could Stop Bullet Train

The California Supreme Court threw a giant obstacle on the California bullet train’s track toward fruition this week, ruling that the state agencies cannot escape the state’s environmental laws by claiming federal laws supersede them.

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U.S. House Votes to Cut Some High-Speed Rail Spending

U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA), chairman of the House rail subcommittee, has proposed an amendment that could cripple plans for the construction of California’s high-speed rail project. Denham’s amendment would eliminate a 2012 agreement between California and the Obama administration that permitted the state to obtain federal grant money without matching those funds with money from state coffers.

Jeff Denham