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Keeping the Lobbyists Employed

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The proposed California high-speed train is providing jobs, but at whose expense, asks the Mercury News' John Horgan, who notes the "unseemly war going on behind the tangled scenes" of the battle of California's high-speed rail. "The battle, naturally, involves money — taxpayers' money. What else is new? City after city along the most sensitive proposed high-speed rail corridors, including the Caltrain route along the Peninsula, is hiring lobbyists, lawyers, public relations pooh-bahs, marketing gurus, seers, savants and other experts, usually at taxpayers' expense." No mention of LA. [Mercury News]