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President Trump: California Owes Feds Billions For Bullet Train ‘Disaster’

California High Speed Rail construction Gary Reyes TNS Newscom
Patty Aguilar | 14 February, 2019, 08:50

Gov. Gavin Newsom delivers the State of the State Address at the California State Capitol, February 12, 2019.

"There's been too little oversight and not enough transparency", Newsom said in his first State of the State Address Tuesday to lawmakers.

He said Monday he'll withdraw most of California's 360 National Guard troops on the Mexico border in a rebuke to Trump.

"Now, just like back then, we must stand up for those maligned, marginalized, and scapegoated", he said.

"Last week, we heard (Trump) stand up at the State of the Union and offer a vision of an America fundamentally at odds with California values", the excerpts read.

In his speech, Newsom rejected Trump's rhetoric about an "emergency" at the border as part of a "manufactured crisis", noting that data has shown that undocumented immigrants are generally less likely to commit crimes than native-born citizens.

Newsom said the project "as now planned" would "cost too much and take too long", and added that there had been too little oversight and not enough transparency. "I think that was one of the big issues", said Shannon Grove.

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Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that he will desert the project to build a high-speed rail link from San Francisco to Los Angeles that had been a priority of his predecessor Jerry Brown. The project's price tag at one point hit $99 billion.

"I know that some critics will say this is a 'train to nowhere.' But that's wrong and offensive".

Facebook had no comment on Newsom's proposal, but told Barron's it remains open to privacy legislation. Newsom did not, however, cancel a portion of this rail line that will stretch from Bakersfield to Merced and is already under construction.

But other Republicans scorned the governor for trying to have it both ways. Brown wanted to build his beloved train in a state with some of the nation's worst roads (despite its second-highest gas taxes), a deteriorating water-delivery system, and massive pension debt. Jeff Stone said in a statement. "We need to move ahead into the 21st", another added.

"Anchored by high-speed rail, we can align our economic, workforce, and transportation strategies to revitalize communities across our state", he tweeted. The California High-Speed Rail Authority's 2018 business plan extended the project's completion another four years to 2033 with a simple $30 billion funding shortfall.

Former California Gov. Jerry Brown agreed to deploy troops at the Trump administration's request previous year, although he said they couldn't participate in immigration enforcement.

"California's consumers should also be able to share in the wealth that is created from their data", said Newsom, who praised a strict California data-privacy law that takes effect in 2020. "Yes, we have much left to do, but I believe in the remarkable talent assembled here, and I believe in our state".

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