As Calif. Passes High-Speed Rail Funding, Litigation Looms

Law360, San Diego (July 6, 2012, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A measure to fund the initial segment of California’s $68.4 billion high-speed rail plan picked up just enough votes to pull out of the state Senate on Friday, and while more litigation over the project is imminent, the passage of the bill marks a monumental victory for Gov. Jerry Brown.

The California Senate voted 21-16 to approve S.B. 1029, which appropriated $7.9 billion – about $4.7 billion of which came from state funds and $3.2 billion from federal funds – to the California High-Speed Rail Authority...
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