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Gov. Brown doubles down on California high-speed rail amid calls for restraint

(Source: San Francisco Chronicle, May 17, 2014)

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Preparing for looming budget battles with the Democratic-controlled Legislature, Gov. Jerry Brown warned Friday that lawmakers must balance "desire and need" for expensive social programs - even as he defiantly doubled down on support for the increasingly unpopular high-speed rail system, saying it remains emblematic of his passion to "build great things" in his final term as governor.

Full story: San Francisco Chronicle

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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