Posts Tagged: Legislative Analyst’s Office

Plain language about managers at California’s high-speed rail system

More uncertainty is emerging about California’s planned $43 billion bullet train system, after a state report recommended a serious shakeup in the management and spending on the joint federal and state project.

As Dan Weikel of the Los Angeles Times reports, California’s non-partisan Legislative Analyst’s Office released a 28-page report raising serious doubts about both the decisions being made and the decision-makers themselves. The report urges that management of the entire project be stripped from its appointed board — the California High Speed Rail Authority — and turned over to the state Department of Transportation, more commonly known as Caltrans. (more…)

Welfare to be unfair in California?

Leaders of California’s 58 counties are fighting back against plans to scupper the state’s welfare programs, which they say will shift the burden on cash-strapped counties while giving up $3.7 billion in federal welfare funding. (more…)