Calif. Panel Mulls Bill To Send $68B Rail Project To Voters

Law360, San Diego (April 17, 2012, 11:41 PM EDT) -- A California senator floating a measure that seeks to put the state’s embattled $68.4 billion high-speed rail plan back on the ballot for a vote was able to defer the measure Tuesday before a Democratically controlled committee that had expressed misgivings about the legislation could take action.

After a debate of more than an hour between rail proponents and critics, the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee granted a request by Sen. Doug LaMalfa, R-Richvale, to hold off on a vote on his bill, S.B. 985, pending...
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