Agenda 21 – A Good Place for Budget Cuts

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Federal officials recommend full funding for BART extension to San Jose  

By Gary Richards
grichards@mercurynews.com
Posted: 01/09/2012 05:52:06 PM PST
Updated: 01/10/2012 10:15:42 AM PST

The deal to extend BART to the South Bay is finally clearing its last major hurdle after a six-decade struggle.
On Tuesday the U.S. Department of Transportation will recommend to Congress that more than $900 million in federal aid be set aside for BART over the next decadethe entire amount sought by local transportation officials for the $2.3 billion extension from Fremont to San Jose.
“This is it,” said Jack d’Annibale, communications director for Rep. Mike Honda, D-San Jose. “We’re on the goal line going in.”
Congress has 60 days to review the recommendation, but officials say that is a mere formality. Federal money would be parceled out over several years, with $130 million earmarked in the budget President Barack Obama sent to Congress for the next fiscal year.    Full Story
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Former preschool teacher and senior Washington State Senator, Patty Murray, chaired the Senate Budget Reduction Committee that failed it’s assignment last November.   She is on the following Agenda 21-related Senate Committees:

Appropriations Committee

Within the Appropriations Committee, Senator Murray is Chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies.   Murray also serves on the following subcommittees

  • Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee
  • Energy and Water Development Subcommittee
  • Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Subcommittee
  • Defense Subcommittee
  • Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee
  • Homeland Security Subcommittee

If she wants to redeem herself for the budget bungling of 2011, this would be a good place to start, IMO.
~LTG

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0 responses to “Agenda 21 – A Good Place for Budget Cuts

  1. This country is broke, but Boehner will cave nonetheless.
    He always has before. 🙁
    -Dave

     
  2. Murray is just a puppet for the dems. She’s an idiot who does what she is told to do.

     

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