Finally, there’s some agreement on California’s $45 billion high speed rail project. On Thursday, the State Senate voted in support of AB619, which should hit Governor Schwarzenegger’s desk no later than next week. The new law states that companies seeking to win a contract with the state over the construction of the new rail line must disclose whether, 65 years ago, they were involved in any way with the transportation of Jews and others to Nazi concentration or death camps.
The bill does not, however, mandate that the rail authority can reject these companies as a result of this disclosure. While the bill passed almost unanimously at 31-1, it is unclear how it helps move the project ahead.
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