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Next Senate leader Kevin de León wants Brown to rethink bullet train
Next Senate leader Kevin de León wants Brown to rethink bullet train

Gov. Jerry Brown must be saved from himself, says the next state Senate leader. He needs to be talked out of starting the bullet train in the Central Valley boonies. "I don't think it makes sense to lay down track in the middle of nowhere," asserts Sen. Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles). "It's illogical. No one lives out there in the tumbleweeds." De León, who will become the Senate leader in October, says he supports the concept of high-speed rail, but with the caveat that track-laying begin in the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas. Most Californians would probably agree. But good luck with that. For various reasons, the state chose to lay...

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