"Let's level about the high-speed rail," Newsom said in his first State of the State address in Sacramento. "Let's be real, the current project as planned would cost too much and, respectfully, take too long. Right now, there simply isn't a path to get from Sacramento to San Diego, let alone from San Francisco to L.A. I wish there were."
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