The state Senate in California has approved a measure that would delay a public vote on a $10 billion bond issue for a high-speed rail system connecting Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The bill would move the bond measure from this November's ballot to November 2006. Because of California's budget troubles, high-speed rail advocates do not necessarily oppose the delay.
A bill in the state Assembly that's backed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger would delay the bond election until November 2008.