SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown says a superior court judge's ruling that California's high-speed rail plan has not followed the terms of the voter-approved ballot initiative will not stop its construction.
The Democratic governor told reporters Monday during a Lake Tahoe summit that Judge Michael Kenny's ruling raises some questions about the $68 billion plan, but "it did not stop anything."
Brown says the Sacramento Superior Court judge's decision leaves "a lot of room for interpretation, and I think the outcome will be positive."
Kenny ruled late Friday that the California High-Speed Rail Authority's construction plan broke promises made to voters about financing and environmental reviews in Proposition 1A, which voters approved in 2008.
But the judge declined to halt funding and asked lawyers to submit additional briefs regarding a possible remedy.