In summary

Infrastructure may be one of the rare opportunities for the Trump administration and California to clinch each other. Trump has signaled support for spending up to $1 trillion on an infrastructure initiative and already, California officials have sent a $100 billion wish list of 51 projects for federal funding to repair roads and bridges, improve transit and water storage, and update military and emergency facilities.

Infrastructure may be one of the rare opportunities for the Trump administration and California to clinch each other.

President Trump has signaled support for spending up to $1 trillion on an infrastructure initiative, and California officials already have sent a $100 billion wish list of 51 projects for federal funding to repair roads and bridges, improve transit and water storage, and update military and emergency facilities.

Topping Gov. Jerry Brown’s wish list is help for California’s high speed rail, a controversial train that California’s congressional Republicans are trying to defund. The Democratic governor tweeted “California’s ready” in response to Trump’s comment about a lack of fast trains.

Any extra help is being welcomed. California faces a $136 billion backlog on highway and local road repairs and Gov. Brown has agreed with Democratic lawmakers to an April 6 deadline for a transportation funding deal.

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