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Trump Admin Plans To Cancel $929M For California High-Speed Rail

21 February 2019, 12:57 | Tara Lloyd

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom elected governor of California

"It's no coincidence that the Administration's threat comes 24 hours after California led 16 states in challenging the President's farcical 'national emergency, ' " Newsom said in a statement, referring to Trump's emergency declaration to secure funding for his wall on the Mexican border. Mr Newsom is fighting the president over emergency funding for the border wall, so the Trump administration is going after the state's rail funding.

For starters, The New York Times reports, "the Trump administration also said it was terminating a $929 million federal grant to the California High-Speed Rail Authority, according to a letter the Transportation Department sent Tuesday", almost zeroing out the federal government's contribution to California's statewide high speed rail projects for the 2019 fiscal year.

The lawsuit, which California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced on Friday, was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Monday evening.

Newsom said he hoped to work with leaders to make their residents aware that all Californians are responsible for the state's housing concerns.

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California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom announced last week that he was scrapping the project because it was too costly and would take too long.

The two federal grants represent about one-fourth of all the funding for the project to date - money critical to completing the Central Valley portion and finishing environmental reviews for other segments between San Francisco and Los Angeles.

The agreement does not require the California High-Speed Rail Authority to build trains for the track.

This is only part of the $2.5 billion the state has already received from the feds in order to launch the $77 billion-plus boondoggle.

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Now, Newsom said he plans to build a high-speed line in California's Central Valley from Merced to Bakersfield instead. The department added in a statement that it "is actively exploring every legal option to seek the return from California of $2.5 billion in Federal funds (Federal Railroad Administration) previously granted for this now-defunct project".

Under the grant agreement between California and the federal government, signed in 2010, there are several scenarios in which the federal government could take the money back. Jerry Brown. The lawsuit is California's 46th against the Trump administration. That work is a requirement for keeping the federal money.

A coalition of 16 USA states sued Trump and top members of his administration on Monday, saying the emergency declaration would cause them to lose millions of dollars in federal funding for national guard units dealing with counter-drug activities and that the redirection of funds from authorized military construction projects would damage their economies.

Tuesday's comments won't be the last; the administration has given California until March 5 to formally respond.

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