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Walters and Harkey: The Lying Housewives of Orange County

Assemblywoman Harkey speaks to members of the media about her new bill, AB 1455, part of the continued effort to reign in high-speed spending and restore fiscal sanity to the Golden State

State Senator Mimi Walters, and Assemblywoman Diane Harkey are both wealthy housewives from southern Orange County now serving in the state legislature. Their latest crusade is to derail California’s High-Speed Rail project. Walters claims the project funding could be better prioritized for “the most vulnerable populations of our state.” She’s lying.

Loretta Sanchez Applauds Investment in High Speed Rail

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-47), along with members of the California Democratic delegation, have sent a letter to President Obama applauding the Administration’s commitment to investing $53 billion over the next six years to high speed rail, and urging the Administration to commit a significant portion of that funding to high speed rail projects in California.

Gavin Newsom Sits Down With TheLiberalOC

I had the opportunity to sit down with San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom Tuesday afternoon  in the offices of the Orange County Labor Federation prior to his town hall meeting at Santa Ana College. Newsom is running for Governor and has conducted town hall meetings across the state talking to voters, introducing himself and his goals…

News Bits 7-07-09

Here is a quick summary of some of the news of the day for July 7, 2009. Anaheim mayor will lead fight for high-speed rail line (OCRegister) Public guardian fires back against mismanagement claims (OCRegister) California’s borrowing costs may rise after Fitch downgrades state bonds (SacBee) Bass frustrated, leaders researching Prop. 98 implications (SacBee)   And on the…