Top Calif. lawmaker slams sluggish high-speed rail build: “Maybe they can turn it into a sculpture…”

“I think the, ‘If you build it, they will come,’ theory is pure fantasy,” Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D–Paramount) said. “They will come where? How will they magically appear in Merced?”

Silicon Valley may propel Calif., but COVID is forcing it to get poor residents broadband

“Unbelievably, more Californians are disconnected than any other state in the country,” writes Asm. Devon Mathis (R–Visalia), arguing that broadband access is only increasing educational achievement gaps.