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GOP lawmaker Scott Wilk: Fund schools with high-speed rail bonds

GOP lawmaker Scott Wilk: Fund schools with high-speed rail bonds

California’s High-Speed Rail on Track to Open in 80 Years

California’s High-Speed Rail on Track to Open in 80 Years

Six years after the controversial California High-Speed Rail Authority was approved by the California Legislature, just 7% of the estimated 1,100 pieces needed for the first leg to travel 130 miles across sparsely populated Central California farm country has been acquired. At this rate, it will take another 80 years before construction can start. Because […]

Politically Incorrect Zone: Fast Train to Nowhere

Politically Incorrect Zone: Fast Train to Nowhere

The California High Speed Rail—Show us the money

The California High Speed Rail—Show us the money

The California High-Speed Rail Authority just received the green light from the federal Surface Transportation Board to begin building a 114-mile stretch of the planned statewide high-speed rail project. And yet, with the project underway, the agency still doesn’t have a sensible business plan that identifies the source of the funding needed to build and […]

HJTA Asks Court to Reconsider Adverse High Speed Rail Bond Ruling

HJTA Asks Court to Reconsider Adverse High Speed Rail Bond Ruling

      Sacramento — Today the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, advice one of the defendants in litigation brought by the State to validate the sale of $8.6 billion in bonds for California’s troubled high speed rail project, filed pleadings asking the Court of Appeal to reconsider its ruling, issued July 31, approving the bond […]

Brown’s California Budget Is Incomplete

Brown’s California Budget Is Incomplete

Viewpoint Following is the response of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association President Jon Coupal after reviewing Gov. Brown’s proposed 2014/15 state budget: “We are pleased that Governor Brown’s budget reflects a fair measure of fiscal restraint and austerity. His desire for no new taxes, protecting Proposition 13, continuing to pay down the ‘wall of debt’ and […]

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