Our governor has waved his magic wand and lowered the estimated cost of our High Cost Rail Boondoggle by a full third -- or minus $30 billion. Boy, I wish he could do that with other parts of the state budget! What a joke. Or as the SacBee quotes Sen. Simitian on one of its blogs
"We are a matter of weeks away from various budget deadlines," said state Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto. "When the cost estimates are up and down and up and down by orders of magnitude here, I think folks are going to want to make sure we spend some time to understand how reliable are these figures, and what's the basis for the new estimate."
All of this scurrying around to meet the June 15th budget date would be hilarious if it weren't Our Money and Our Community and Our Quality of Life. But hey, what's $30 billion among friends?