McCarthy, a Republican from Bakersfield, said the budget accord, which was announced Friday afternoon, "shows just how unserious the Democrats are in controlling spending and improving our state’s business climate."
He aimed most of his ire at the bullet train project, which would receive $250 million in the next fiscal year and in subsequent years. The funds are 25% of revenues from the state's cap-and-trade program, which collects fees on polluters.
"Governor Brown’s persistence shows he is more interested in protecting his legacy than communities that will be uprooted by its intrusion," he added. "As long as I am in
McCarthy's avowed opposition to the project carries more heft after this week's seismic political upheaval in Capitol Hill, following the surprise primary defeat of current Majority Leader, Rep.