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November 2008 General Election
17th edition

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Proposition 1A – Safe, Reliable High-Speed Passenger Train Bond Act. Passed


What a Yes or No Vote Means

YES: A “YES” vote on this measure means: The state could sell $9.95 billion in general obligation bonds, to plan and to partially fund the construction of a high-speed train system in California, and to make capital improvements to state and local rail services.

NO: A “NO” vote on this measure means: The state could not sell $9.95 billion in general obligation bonds for these purposes.

Full Text of Proposition 1A  - (PDF)


Official Campaign Web Sites and Contact Information

Who Signed the Ballot Arguments

News Articles

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Follow the Money

Campaign Finances through October 18, 2008





Total Raised




Top Donors






California Alliance for Jobs Rebuild California Committee
[Sacramento, CA]



International Union of Operating Engineers
[Washington, DC],

Operating Engineers Local No. 3
[Alameda, CA],





CA State Council of Laborers Issues PAC
[Sacramento, CA]




AECOM Tech Corporation
[Los Angeles, CA]

Members Voice of the State Building Trades
[Sacramento, CA],






Detailed information about all contributors for and against Proposition 1A is available from campaign finance reports at Cal-Access, the Secretary of State's campaign disclosure web site. To view the most recent contributions, select a committee and click "Late and $5000+ Contributions Received".


This page was first published on September 27, 2008 | Last updated on July 26, 2010
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July 26, 2010