A Sacramento judge has thrown a monkey wrench into Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to build a $68 billion high-speed rail system to traverse the state from the capital to San Francisco, Los Angeles and points in between. Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Michael Kenny ruled that the California High-Speed Rail Authority had violated state law and "abused its discretion" in proceeding with the controversial train system without first identifying the funding sources for the line's first usable segment. The decision presents a new setback for the rail authority, the agency charged with building the voter-approved project.
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posted Friday, August 23, 2013, 12:00 AM