High-Speed Train

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
February 6, 2014

Saying California has betrayed the will of voters who approved a controversial high-speed rail project, Assembly Republicans on Thursday proposed giving those voters a redo.

“It’s clear that the current high-speed rail project hardly resembles what the voters narrowly approved,” said Assembly Republican Leader Connie Conway of Tulare.

Under the plan announced by a group of Republicans, voters would be able to decide whether to channel $8.5 billion in bond money, endorsed by voters via a 2008 ballot initiative, towards local transportation infrastucture projects.

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