Sen. Alan Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, left, talks with Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo 

Sen. Alan Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, left, talks with Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, as the Senate debated a bill to authorize  about $4.5 billion in funding for a high-speed rail system, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, July 6, 2012.   The bill, which would allow the state to begin selling $2.6 billion in voter -approved bonds, was approved by a 21-16 vote and now goes to Gov. Jerry Brown who has supports the measure.   Lowenthal and Simitian were two of three Democrats in the Senate to oppose the bill.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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Sen. Alan Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, left, talks with Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, as the Senate debated a bill to authorize about $4.5 billion in funding for a high-speed rail system, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, July 6, 2012. The bill, which would allow the state to begin selling $2.6 billion in voter -approved bonds, was approved by a 21-16 vote and now goes to Gov. Jerry Brown who has supports the measure. Lowenthal and Simitian were two of three Democrats in the Senate to oppose the bill.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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