Gov. Brown: Calif. needs huge infrastructure investment

01/19/2012 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

California Gov. Jerry Brown is calling for large investment in infrastructure, urging state lawmakers to approve funding for the first section of the proposed 520-mile high-speed rail system connecting San Francisco and Los Angeles. Brown also called for an overhaul of the state's water delivery system and a rehab of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The state is "on the mend" after years of fiscal distress and needs the projects to keep growing. "We simply can't sustain a vibrant economy if we don't invest in the infrastructure that supports it," said California Labor Federation leader Art Pulaski.

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