Feinstein Says She's Out of the Loop for L.A. Transit Plan
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is back in Washington D.C. today, rallying for billions of dollars to fulfill the 30/10 plan, which is 30 years of transit projects--12 in all--built in 10 years. Unlike business as usual, the money would be paid back in full, thanks to the voter approved Measure R, which increased L.A. County's sales tax to raise $30 to $40 billion for transportation projects. California Sen. Barbara Boxer is in full support, but the LA Times finds that the state's other Senator, Dianne Feinsteinn, is not familiar with the plan (ouch!) "The line is long for money from the federal government," she told a reporter. "And no one looks at the debt, and no one looks at the deficit."