I agree 100% with Dan Schnur's suggestion that Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature should immediately drop support for high-speed rail. Continued support of this project would be the biggest cause of a Proposition 30 defeat.
With so many really important infrastructure projects that California desperately needs, to stubbornly cling to the rail project — especially by a governor who has substantially improved things in this state — is nothing short of suicidal.
The late Gov. Pat Brown, Jerry's father, did the right thing. He built university campuses, freeways and dams.
But now we are giving spaces in our first-rate universities to higher-paying out-of-staters and foreigners at the expense of California's kids.