The rail project, which was meant to connect the northern and southern parts of the state, will now connect Bakersfield and Merced in the San Joaquin Valley breadbasket, filling a glaring gap in the state system and keeping Newsom's campaign promise to help that often overlooked part of California.
The embattled $77-billion bullet train has been an embarrassment for the Golden State and has been plagued by problems nearly from the start.
"This so-called bullet train is a solution in search of a problem that is plagued by billions of dollars in cost overruns and fiscal mismanagement", San Diego Councilman Mark Kersey told Fox News in 2018, adding that the billions wasted on the project "could have been invested in our current infrastructure needs, such as water storage, flood control, highways and bridges".
"I have nothing but respect for Governor Brown's and Governor Schwarzenegger's vision". "We'll connect the revitalized Central Valley to other parts of the state, and continue to push for more federal funding and private dollars".
California Governor Gavin Newsom said he is scuttling plans to build a high-speed railroad between Los Angeles and San Francisco, saying the ambitious project that was approved by voters is too costly.
The speech came a day after Newsom defied Trump by ordering that several hundred National Guard troops withdraw from California's border with Mexico, days after Trump announced that he had ordered 3,750 troops to the country's southern border to prepare for a "tremendous onslaught" of immigrants seeking to enter the country.
He promised that this part of the project would be more transparent going forward.
Newsom said in his first State of the State addressTuesday that he has convened a team of the nation's best bankruptcy lawyers and financial experts from the energy sector.
"Last week, we heard (Trump) stand up at the State of the Union and offer a vision of an America fundamentally at odds with California values", he said.
Brown had agreed to deploy troops at the Trump administration's request previous year, although he said they couldn't participate in immigration enforcement.
Newsom said National Guard officials will instead be used to help with wildfire suppression and drug enforcement.
Newsom disputed Trump's claim there is a crisis on the border and said any need for National Guard troops was eliminated when Trump decided earlier this month to add 3,750 more US troops at the border.
In the speech, Newsom also announced plans to scale back California's bullet train, and talked about combating the state's surge in wildfires, the bankruptcy of its largest utility in PG&E, public school funding and expanding health care coverage.
He appointed Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg to lead a new state commission focused on California's homeless crisis.
The governor has invited the leaders of 47 other noncomplying cities to a meeting next week for what he called "a candid conversation". "These cities need to summon the political courage to build their fair share of housing".
"I don't know what the right adjective is without coming off as hyperbolic; the whole thing is ridiculous", Newsom said. "PG&E didn't do enough to secure unsafe equipment or plan for the future".
The 48-year-old, five-time major victor took home his second tournament in the last two years after not having won since 2013. As highlighted in the In-Play Blog , the Englishman's record when leading on the PGA Tour is woeful and he's one to take on.
Tsonga improves to 17-12 lifetime in final while the 27-year-old Herbert falls to 0-3 and still seeks his first ATP title. But Tsonga read the play on his second break point, guiding a forehand return victor up the line to earn the break.
What the Steelers end up doing with Brown could end up having some major ramifications on the receiver market. Getting him from the Steelers , however, could be hard for top personnel executive Howie Roseman.
Trump has not been charged with any crimes, but several of his former advisers have pleaded guilty to a variety of charges. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) suggested that President Donald Trump may be jailed by the time election day in 2020 rolls around.
"It was a new system and we weren't really used to it", Mbappe said. "We will go to Paris to try to do something". Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard are also fitness doubts after limping off with injuries before the second half.
Those tariffs now stand at 10 percent, but an additional $50 billion worth of imports has already been hit by a 25 percent tariff. Last week, Trump said that he would not meet Xi before the deadline, but further planning for a summit had not been reported .
While Raptors coach Nick Nurse couldn't talk about the deal, Nets coach Kenny Anderson, who coached Lin in Brooklyn, did. Nets: In his second game since missing 42 with a foot injury, Caris LeVert shot 3-for-11 and scored six points.
The video ends before you see where the chair lands. "We're trying to do things in a civilized manner", Hopkinson said. Incidents involving objects from high-rise building have come to police attention before, Hopkinson said.
According to ABC News , a newspaper delivery person found the baby early Monday lying "on the centre line of a roadway". The man advised her to go to the children's hospital or the fire station before she drove away, Pogue said.
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