HSR may have just been derailed

Nov 25th, 2013 | By | Category: Budget, Courts
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MoneyInTheToiletThe Jerry Brown legacy boondoggle that is High-Speed Rail may have just had a stake driven through its heart by a Sacramento County judge.

Michael P. Kenny ordered the HSR authority to rescind its funding plan  and additionally prevented it from selling $8 billion in bonds.  Judge Kenny asserted that the finance committee did not comply with essential legal requirements of the 2008 initiative.

The HSR authority will be able to piss away (I mean spend, sorry) the $3.4 billion the feds have given them.

The people who study such things seem to believe that this may very well kill the project, and will certainly delay it substantially.

Poor Jerry must feel bad.  He is enough of a dingdong that he probably really believes HSR is a GOOD idea, and right now his legacy is “realignment,” which is kind of like saying your legacy is a drug-resistant STD.

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3 Comments to “HSR may have just been derailed”

  1. Bob Walsh says:

    I can understand why CCPOA did not want to support Meg Whitman. That does not mean they had to support Jerry. Sometimes the right thing to do is to stand on the sidelines, suggest your membership vote their conscience, and keep the union’s money in the bank. 2010 was one of the times that should have happened.

  2. Howie Katz says:

    That’s right bulldogger, and your union supported Moonbeam by giving his election campaign a good chunk of your hard-earned dues.

  3. bulldogger says:

    Those of us old enough remember, to quote paco what a “ding dong” brown was the first time he was Gov. And we had the utter stupidity to elect him again. Stupid is as stupid does