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  • U.S. prods California lawmakers to take quick action on bullet train

    U.S. prods California lawmakers to take quick action on bullet train
    Concerned about possible delays in state funding of high-speed rail, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told California leaders Thursday that the Legislature needs to send a signal that it is committed to the project by including money for it in the...
  • Local education officials breathe sigh of relief amid Brown's budget cuts

    Local education officials breathe sigh of relief amid Brown's budget cuts
    Some local education officials appeared to be breathing a sigh of relief about the depth of mid-year cuts to public education funding following Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget update Tuesday, even as their counterparts in Los Angeles Unified prepare to...
  • Column: Bullet train could shoot down Brown's tax initiative

    Column: Bullet train could shoot down Brown's tax initiative
    The bullet train won't be on the November ballot, but it will be on many Californians' minds as they decide the fate of Gov. Jerry Brown's tax proposal. That's what I keep hearing from e-mailers such as Fred: "Many voters will not support Jerry's tax...
  • Will the state Senate vote today to stop bullet train in its tracks?

    After nearly two decades of debate, the decision to move ahead on the California high-speed rail project will come down to a state Senate vote this afternoon that could be decided by one or two members. The Senate will have to accept an $8 billion...
  • Senate passes high-speed rail funding, which now goes to governor

    Senate passes high-speed rail funding, which now goes to governor
    The state Senate voted to fund California's ambitious high-speed rail project on Friday, handing a major victory to Gov. Jerry Brown and the Obama administration. The $8-billion legislation will fund the project's first stretch, covering 130 miles from...
  • Burbank Unified looks to move ahead with school bond

    Fifteen years after Burbank voters overwhelmingly passed a $112.5-million school bond, it appears they are ready for an encore. A survey commissioned by Burbank Unified shows support for a proposed $110-million bond extension — which would fund...
  • 'Thank God' for high-speed rail funding, Gov. Jerry Brown says

    'Thank God' for high-speed rail funding, Gov. Jerry Brown says
    "It's a jobs creator, and thank God we got it," Gov. Jerry Brown said of funding for high speed rail, narrowly approved by the Legislature last week. He and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood were at the Port of Oakland on Monday to take a victory...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown goes over budget with Burbank educators

    Gov. Jerry Brown goes over budget with Burbank educators
    Just hours after delivering the state of the state address in Sacramento, Gov. Jerry Brown brought his message to Burbank Wednesday, meeting with several dozen local educators at Bret Harte Elementary School to discuss how his budget proposal would affect...
  • Voters have turned against California bullet train, poll shows

    Voters have turned against California bullet train, poll shows
    A strong majority of voters have turned against the project just as Gov. Jerry Brown is pressuring the Legislature to green-light the start of construction in the Central Valley later this year, a major step in the plan to connect Los Angeles and San...
  • Brown seeks to reduce environmental protections for bullet train

    Brown seeks to reduce environmental protections for bullet train
    With legal challenges to the California bullet train mounting, Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday began circulating proposed legislation designed to significantly diminish the possibility that opponents could stop the project with an environmental lawsuit....
  • California bullet train CEO, chairman stepping down

    California bullet train CEO, chairman stepping down
    The chief executive of the state’s high-speed rail agency resigned Thursday amid growing criticism of the $98.5-billion bullet train project and declining public support for the proposal. Roelof van Ark, 59, announced his departure in a major...
  • Political Landscape: Gatto calls for the end of super PACs

    Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) joined two other state lawmakers to introduce a measure that would begin the process of nullifying the U.S. Supreme Court's controversial decision that created “super PACs,” which have flooded unlimited...