In the News

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Key Democratic state senators balking at current high-speed rail plan

January 15, 2012

Contra Costa Times


By Daniel Borenstein

Fired Caltrans manager denies wrongdoing, will seek reinstatement

January 12, 2012

Sacramento Bee

Brian Liebich, the fired manager of the state Department of Transportation unit that tested the foundation of the new Bay Bridge, has denied any wrongdoing and says he has been made a scapegoat.


January 06, 2012

Contra Costa Times

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen


Lawmaker Wants Bullet Train Bond Re-Vote

January 05, 2012

KMJ News Talk Radio (Fresno)


The battle over the Bullet Train continues.

Budget deficit tops Legislature's 2012 priority list

January 05, 2012

ABC 7 News (KGO-San Francisco)


Companies begin filing as benefit corporations

January 05, 2012

Sacramento Business Journal

By Mark Anderson