Saturday, July 07, 2012

California Approves High-Speed Rail Funding

Wow. While the infrastructure continues to crumble in these dis-United States, at least one state can do big things:  

It was a key vote: Federal transportation officials had warned that if the money were not made available this summer, they would yank the $3.3 billion in stimulus funds and give it to other states. And it was a tough win for Democratic leaders, who weren't sure by midday if they had the votes to pass the measure, which got the bare minimum of 21 votes, all of them Democrats. But some in the party refused to support the plan.

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