An opinion article out in today's Sacramento Bee newspaper.
Vice Chairman of the California State Board of Equalization and a State Senator from the central valley are teaming up to introduce a ballot initiative for next year that would strip the remaining $8 billion worth of Prop 1A funds and effectively kill the high speed rail project permanently. The money would be re-directed toward drought mitigation projects like dam building and Governor Brown's other major infrastructure project, the "Delta Tunnels."
Since the Brown administration is doing everything they can to keep a re-vote on Prop 1A from getting on the ballot, this is the next best thing for the major opponents looking to strike the project down before it can get the large construction projects really going.
I still hold the personal belief that CAHSRA is their own worst enemy in some regards. The construction needs to be sped up as, almost seven years after Prop 1A passed, there is relatively little infrastructure to show for it.