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California Update for Monday, March 12, 2018

• The California Senate threatened to suspend or expel one lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct — but issued a letter of admonishment to another.

The first senator, Tony Mendoza, resigned. The second, Bob Hertzberg, continues to serve.

• The cost of the bullet train just rose another 20 percent to $77 billion. The new CEO of the High-Speed Rail Authority also revealed in a biennial report that the time frame to complete the project has been pushed back to 2033.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Today's reporting by Ben Adler and Chris Nichols.

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