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SACRAMENTO (CBS SF/AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom has sharply criticized the Trump Administration’s withdrawal of nearly $1 billion in federal money for California’s high-speed rail project.
Newsom called the move the latest act of retribution by the president directed at California.
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“Just as we have seen from the Trump Administration’s attacks on our clean air standards, our immigrant communities and in countless other areas, the Trump Administration is trying to exact political retribution on our state,” he continued.
Newsom said California would go to court to protect the funding.
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The Federal Railroad Administration’s announcement it would not give California the money came several months after sniping between President Donald Trump and Newsom over the project. The administration will still try to force California to return another $2.5 billion that has already been spent.
Trump had seized on Newsom’s remarks in February that the project as planned would cost too much and take too long....
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