California high-speed-rail battle will now be fought 'outside legislative chambers'
Original post made on Jul 20, 2012
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on Jul 20, 2012 at 1:10 am
For those interested, the lawsuit filed by Mike Brady, it can be view on the court's website
You fill in the Case # of 2011-00113919
on Jul 20, 2012 at 8:13 am
Kind of important.
But the bill also states that the $1.1 billion can be transferred to other items, including construction in the Central Valley (known in the bill as Item 2665-306-6043), with approval from the state Department of Finance.
"It looks like accounting minutiae, but if you translate it, it means that with one signature from a governor appointee, the money for Caltrain can be moved to the Central Valley project," Ms. Alexis said.
on Jul 20, 2012 at 11:59 am
So the vote was 21-20. How did that happen? I wonder if Martin Engel, Morris Brown, Mr. Brady, and Stuart Flashman could have quietly entered the Senate chamber and voted "no" when no one was looking.
My impression was that the vote was 21-16 with 4 Democrats voting against and 3 Republicans wimping out and not voting at all.