The California Assembly is now debating whether to release $4.6 billion in voter-approved state bonds to start construction of a high-speed rail system. You can watch live on CSPAN’s California Channel

Some highlights of the discussion so far:

Henry T. Perea, D-Fresno: “High-speed rail in my district represents hope for the future… High-speed rail represents the opportunity for a good paying job.”

David G. Valadao, R-Hanford: “We’re spending money we don’t have.”

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