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Feb 15, 2014 12:16 AM by ASSOCIATED PRESS

Appeals court agrees to hear high-speed rail case

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A California appeals court is granting a stay of a lower court's decisions against the state's high-speed rail project, agreeing to quickly review the rulings.

The 3rd District Court of Appeal granted the stay late Friday. It announced it would hear the state's request for an expedited review of the two decisions by a Sacramento County Superior Court judge.

Judge Michael Kenny had ruled that the California High-Speed Rail Authority failed to comply with the promises made to voters when they approved nearly $10 billion in bonds for the project in 2008.

In separate decisions, he ordered the state to write a new funding plan outlining how it would pay for the $68 billion bullet train and blocked the sale of the voter-approved bonds.

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