California’s nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office Tuesday issued a report recommending that lawmakers reject Gov. Jerry Brown’s funding requests for the California High-Speed Rail Authority.
The authority, backed by a $10 billion bond measure approved by voters in 2009, is planning a passenger bullet-train system to link the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas.
Brown has asked lawmakers for $2.6 billion in bond funds this year to match a $3.3 billion federal grant to launch construction in the Central Valley.
“Funding for the project remains highly speculative and important details have not been sorted out,” the LAO said in its report.
“We recommend the Legislature not approve the governor’s various budget proposals,” it said.