Federal budget cuts affect California's high speed rail project

FRESNO, Calif.

The $38-billion compromise cut $3-billion for the high speed rail and highway construction. Less money could mean delays for California's high speed rail project.

State officials say they were counting on at least $2-billion a year from the federal government to get bullet trains running between San Francisco and Los Angeles by the year 2020.

We now know where else the $40-billion in federal budget cuts are coming from. That's the single biggest cut ever made to the federal budget in one year, and it's not just rails and roads getting cuts. The military and kids are also getting hit.

Among the cuts: $6.2-billion in Department Of Defense construction projects and $500-million for WIC, which uses federal money to subsidize the food and nutrition needs of children for low income families.

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