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Capitol Chat: High Speed Rail Update, May Budget Revise And Campaign Season Begins

California High-Speed Rail / Flickr

California High-Speed Rail / Flickr

California officials announced changes to the high speed rail project’s business plan, marking the first time Gov. Gavin Newsom’s vision for the project will be detailed in public. Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler discusses that announcement, plus negotiations on the state budget and the beginning of presidential campaigning in California.

Every May, California’s governor shares a revised budget proposal, updating funding priorities first laid out in the first draft published at the beginning of the year. This process kicks off the final stage of budget negotiations with the state legislature. CapRadio’s Ben Adler will explain what to watch for as Newsom announces his plan to fund the state government in the coming year.

2020 will also bring a hotly-contested presidential race. and the 20 contenders vying for the Democratic Party’s nomination are ramping up their campaigns. That means California will be receiving visits from each of them as they try to build support, including appearances at the California Democratic Party Convention on May 23.

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