The Trump administration announced this week their plans to cancel a $1 billion grant to California and “take back” $2.5 billion after Governor Gavin Newsom officially abandoned a state-wide high-speed rail project.
“The Trump administration’s decision to cancel a $929-million grant to California’s troubled high-speed rail project and claw back $2.5 billion in funds already spent has thrust the federal government into uncharted legal territory and poses an existential threat to the state’s largest investment ever,” writes the Los Angeles Times.
“I have never seen anything this large,” said one San Francisco consultant. “I have never seen anything where they said we are going to cancel a grant because of issues in the administrative or bureaucratic process.”
The project -which used $3.5 billion of federal money- was abandoned by Newsom just day ago; sparking fierce criticism from the Trump administration and taxpayers nationwide.
Read the full report here.
GAVIN’S GOALS: Newsom Releases His List of ‘BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS’ for All Americans
Former Mayor of San Francisco and Democratic candidate for Governor of California Gavin Newsom published his official list of “basic human rights” this week, saying all Americans deserve an “affordable” home and “healthcare.”
Newsom posted his manifesto on social media, saying everyone in the United States should have access to clean water, food, healthcare, education, and housing.
Food to feed your family.
Healthcare that doesn’t bankrupt you.
An education that prepares you for the future.
An affordable, safe place to call home.
These should not be outlandish ideas.
These should be basic human rights.
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) August 15, 2018
Newsom’s list comes months before Democrats make their push to retake Congress this November, with liberal candidates calling for more federal programs; including expanded healthcare, housing, and free college.
IMMIGRATION INSANITY: Gov. Newsom to Order California National Guard WITHDRAWAL from Border
California Governor Gavin Newsom is reportedly planning the abrupt withdrawal of his state’s National Guard troops from the US border this week; calling the President’s policy towards national security a “manufactured crisis.”
“The 360 National Guard troops in California will be redeployed to fight wildfires, expand the state’s Drug Task Force and collect intelligence on drug cartels, Newsom will announce,” write NBC News.
Newsom’s predecessor -former Gov. Jerry Brown- deployed the California National Guard last year, but placed severe restrictions on how and where the troops could be used by the Trump administration.
“The border ’emergency’ is a manufactured crisis,” Newsom plans to say. “Which is why I have given the National Guard a new mission… They will refocus on the real threats facing our state.”
Read the full report at NBC News.