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California Sues Trump to Keep $1 Billion for Ghost Train to Nowhere

The State of California sued the Trump administration on Tuesday over the Federal Railroad Administration’s decision to cancel a nearly $1 billion grant for a high-speed railway that the state admits it no longer intends to build as planned.

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Gavin Newsom Struggles With Revenue Misses from SALT, Marijuana

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is facing lower-than-expected tax revenues, thanks to unexpectedly low sales tax revenues from legal marijuana, and the first implementation of the new federal cap on state on local tax (SALT) deductions.

Gavin Newsom (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

L.A. Times: Gavin Newsom, Flip-Flopper

The Los Angeles Times points out Monday that Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, the Democratic candidate for governor in November, has a long history of flip-flopping on the state’s major issues — a track record that may provide fodder for Republican rival John Cox.

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Howard Jarvis Group Collects 150% Signatures for Gas Tax Repeal

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers’ Association (HJTA), which has led California’s “Reject The Gas Tax” ballot initiative, delivered 940,000 signatures to Sacramento Tuesday, far above the required 585,407 valid signatures necessary to qualify the gas tax repeal for the November 2018 ballot.

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Jerry Brown Blasts Critics of High-Speed Rail Costs: ‘Bullsh*t’

California Governor Jerry Brown blasted critics of his cherished high-speed rail project in a speech to labor leaders in Sacramento on Monday: “This is bullshit … “I’m so tired of all the nonsense that I read in the paper and you hear from other politicians.”

SAN FRANCISCO - OCTOBER 18: California attorney general and Democratic candidate for governor Jerry Brown gestures as he speaks during a news conference with Asian Pacific Islander leaders on October 18, 2010 in San Francisco, California. With just over two weeks to go until election day, Jerry Brown received endorsements …

California High-Speed Rail Loses in Court — Again

The California High-Speed Rail Authority will have to obey the state’s environmental laws despite a federal board’s ruling that federal laws supersede them, according to a decision by a panel of Ninth Circuit judges on Wednesday.

Signing high-speed rail track (Gary Kazanjian / Associated Press)