Calif. Gov. Newsom announces withdrawal of most National Guard troops from border

Calif. Gov. Newsom announces withdrawal of most National Guard troops from border

Newsom said in his first State of the State address Tuesday that he has convened a team of the nation's best bankruptcy lawyers and financial experts from the energy sector. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) recently introduced her Green New Deal initiative and one of the key points was developing a high speed rail to where using airplanes was no longer necessary.

Announcing he'll scale back the state's bullet train project, a signature of his predecessors, Newsom said, "Let's be real: The current project, as planned, would cost too much and take too long".

As for the other alleged benefits of the high-speed rail, the Reason Foundation (the non-profit that publishes this website) has been warning all along that the train would lose millions of dollars a year, wouldn't be anywhere near as fast as promised, would cost too much to ride, and would not reach anywhere near the ridership estimates that the California High-Speed Rail Authority projected. "There's been too little oversight and not enough transparency". The construction on the first leg began in the middle of California, near Fresno, and it wouldn't even link Los Angeles to San Francisco until 2029. "I wish there were".

In his first State of the State speech Tuesday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom wasted no time in criticizing what he called President Trump's "fear-mongering" over the "so-called "border emergency" as a "manufactured crisis" and "political theater".

Newsom will replace Brown's appointment to the state board that manages the project.

Newsom said he would make sure the contractors who are responsible for building the project are held accountable, especially on the cost front. "And by the way, I am not interested in sending $3.5 billion in federal funding that was allocated to this project back to Donald Trump". California has spent $5.4 billion on the train so far.

The governor also chose to replace former Gov.

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A state audit issued in November said California's High-Speed Rail Authority's "flawed decision making and poor contract management have contributed to billions in cost overruns and delays". "He described a country where inequality didn't seem to be a problem, where climate change doesn't exist, and where the greatest threat we face comes from families at the border, seeking asylum from violence-stricken countries".

'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.

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, a democrat, also ordered the removal of most of the National Guard troops deployed at her state's border after her Republican predecessor granted the Trump administration's request past year, Reuters reported.

"Brown had agreed to deploy troops previous year at the Trump administration's request, 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.

"This is our answer to the White House: No more division, no more xenophobia and no more nativism", Newsom said in a wide-ranging speech.

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