Curse those pesky laws and bothersome judge who prevent Emperor of California Jerry Brown from building his billion dollar high speed rail boondoogle. Why the judge had the effrontery to rule the 2008 bond measure authorizing California high speed railit meant what it said about funding. Imagine!
Faced with a Sacramento judge’s insistence that the restrictive language of a 2008 ballot measure authorizing the project meant what it said, Brown has become increasingly desperate to begin constructing a small portion.
The simple fact is that there’s no way the project as presently constituted can meet the restrictions of the voter-approved bonds – limits that were designed to protect taxpayers’ interests.