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Viewpoint - April 11, 2012

Guest opinion: More spin than substance in latest rail plan

by Michael J. Brady

On April 2, the California High-Speed Rail Authority released its "revised" business plan (its fourth). This plan is essentially the same as the prior plan, which was found to be fatally defective under Proposition 1A by the three agencies charged with oversight: the Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO), the State Auditor, and the Peer Review Group. These same defects continue to exist, and therefore no money should be taken from Prop. 1A and given to the authority for the Central Valley project, the place where construction is proposed to start.

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