MORE NATIONAL NEWS
United States News
News from the region's first prime-time newscast. You'll find it First On Fox!
CALIFORNIA HIGH-SPEED RAIL
Gov. Jerry Brown asks state Supreme Court to overturn rulings against Calif. high-speed rail
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, January 24, 2014 8:32 PM EST
Gov. Jerry Brown's administration is petitioning the California Supreme Court to overturn two lower-court rulings that have stalled progress on the state's high-speed rail project, one of the nation's most expensive public works projects.
The governor, the rail authority and the state treasurer argue that the rulings prevent California from quickly starting construction on the $68 billion project. They also say it could hurt California's ability to finance other voter-approved projects.
A judge last year sided with opponents who claimed the state failed to comply with the promises made to voters when they approved Proposition 1A in 2008.