At the State's first State Speech on Tuesday, Gov called. Gavin Newsom said the state would focus the focus of its high-speed rail project to focus on one part in the Central Valley.
"I have nothing but respect for the vision of Governor Brown and Governor of Schwarzenegger. I did it," said Newsom. "But let's be true. The current project would cost too much, as planned, and it was too long."
He said that "a simple path" is not there to build a high speed rail to parts to connect the north and south of the state. But the rail line can connect to the cities of the Central Merced Valley and Bakersfield, which he said.
"The Glen can be recognized around the world for agriculture, but there is another story to say. There is a story of an hunger region for investment, a workforce is seeking more training and good job get a fair loss of the prosperity of our state. "
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The Lawsuit has long neglected the legal, "he said.
" They're worse, "he said." The high speed rail project can be part of that. "
He said he would oversee the project and increase transparency. He also announced that his economic development director, Lenny Mendonca, has been appointed to chair the High Railway Authority Authority
Regard acknowledgment Democratic popularity criticists wishing to abandon the state completely, but said he does not want to waste the bill already spent on the project, nor does he want to get $ 3.5 billion back to the State received in federal funding.
Newsom, who took the office last month, also commented on a situation in line with President Donald Trump on immigration
He said that the number of people living in the state illegally at its lowest level this year over ten years.
"This is our response to the White House: There is no more than xenophobia division than no more nativism." "We've suffered a lot from that."
During the event, Newsom also announced:
- The Mayor of Darrell Steinberg's New York City Mayor and New Supporter Mayor will give.
Consideration will be given to signing the legislation to stabilize rent "without the removal of small landlords" and encouraged the law to propose a legislative package in that regard.
He wants a "master plan of aging" to address the state aging population and increase their healthcare needs. In addition, First Lady Maria Shriver will give Alzheimer's prevention force.
He wants to reduce the Delta tunnel project to one tunnel. The project is likely to be delayed and reducing costs.