28 Nov '11, 3pm

California’s high-speed rail gets $1 billion

California is going to have high-speed rail. Despite grumblings about the cost, Gov. Jerry Brown supports it , and now the project, which will link San Francisco and Los Angeles, is getting close to $1 billion from the Department of Transportation. The department came up with this chunk of change and more after other governors (Florida's Rick Scott, Ohio's John Kasich, and Wisconsin's Scott Walker) rejected the DOT's funds. Because in Republican World, nothing spurs the economy like not investing in large infrastructure projects.

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