The tussle between President Donald Trump and the Golden State has intensified after the U.S. Transportation Department said it would cancel nearly $1 billion in federal funding for a high-speed rail project and ask California to pay back another $2.5 billion. Gov. Gavin Newsom slammed the move as “political retribution” for his state’s leading role in suing the White House over Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to build his border wall.
What’s California’s play? Under newly elected Newsom, the state’s casting itself as a bulwark against a range of Trump policies — having already filed 46 federal lawsuits against the administration.
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