FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 06, 2012
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Senate Joins Assembly in Putting California on Right Track with High-Speed Rail Vote
Statement by California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski
“The State Senate joined the Assembly today by displaying much-needed political courage on high-speed rail. By releasing voter-approved bonds, the legislature rejected the voices of doom and decline that want to take California backward. Instead, today’s vote will lead to hundreds of thousands of quality jobs, an easing of traffic congestion and a cleaner environment.
“Today’s vote was a boost of confidence in the spirit of California, a spirit that built everything from the Golden Gate Bridge to the dams and aqueducts that bring our cities water. For California to be a world leader again, we must invest in our future. With this vote, we’re on the right track.”