California's liberal Democratic governor nixes high-speed rail line due to cost

Gavin Newsom To Scale Back, Not Abandon, California's High-Speed Rail

That's despite his comments Tuesday that there "isn't a path" right now for the project.

The governor still wants to build a line between Merced and Bakersfield in California's Central Valley, claiming that it could encourage economic growth in the region. That's a stipulation of federal dollars the state has already received. The current project, as planned, would cost too much and, respectfully, take too long.

Gov. Gavin Newsom is creating a new commission on homelessness and housing to address one of California's most hard problems.

He announced the creation of the new Commission on Homelessness & Supportive Housing to address what he said is a moral issue that has become a public health crisis.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom says he'll have a plan within 60 days for dealing with the recent bankruptcy filing by Pacific Gas & Electric after years of devastating wildfires.

Newsom made the announcement in his State of the State address this morning.

He said he has convened a team of the nation's best bankruptcy lawyers and financial experts from the energy sector to work with his administration to develop a strategy to protect the state's power grid, wildfire victims, company employees and ratepayers.

But his speech will surely go beyond immigration to other disagreements with the White House as well as his own ambitious policy goals for the state.

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In his address - which lasted almost 45 minutes, more than twice the length of the average State of the State speech by former governors Jerry Brown and Arnold Schwarzenegger - he also signaled support for a single Delta tunnel.

At the California High-Speed Rail Authority's monthly board meeting, Roy Hill, who heads the project's main consulting firm, said the project has reached a "worst-case scenario" of increases unanticipated by the rail authority, but widely predicted outside the halls of state government, even in a confidential analysis by the Federal Railroad Administration.

Newsom's decision comes more than a decade after Californians approved using $10 billion in state bonds to jump-start construction of the line that promised to shuttle passengers on trains running as fast as 220 miles (354 kilometers) an hour.

In his first State of the State speech Tuesday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom wasted no time in criticizing what he called President Trump's "fear-mongering" over the "so-called "border emergency" as a "manufactured crisis" and "political theater".

The Democratic governor is likely to ratchet up his rhetoric against President Donald Trump in Tuesday's address, a month into Newsom's governorship.

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, a democrat, also ordered the removal of most of the National Guard troops deployed at her state's border after her Republican predecessor granted the Trump administration's request past year, Reuters reported.

FILE PHOTO: California Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom speaks after being elected governor of the state during an election night party in Los Angeles, California, U.S. November 6, 2018. He spent his first month in office traveling to different parts of the state promoting his ideas on housing, juvenile justice and the environment.

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