Funds intended for Ohio and Wisconsin's high-speed rail lines have been re-allocated to fund projects in California and Florida.
"Unlike the scuttled Ohio and Wisconsin corridors, the proposed high-speed rail projects in California and Florida actually meet the technical definitions of 'high-speed rail.' But it should not be surprising that these coastal-state corridors are far more expensive than the “medium-speed rail” projects that were proposed in the Midwest."
Democratic politicians are less than thrilled with public employee unions these days, thanks to unions' expensive pension programs.
Proponents of alcohol labeling mandates seem to hold that customers don't have the ability to monitor their own drinking.
"One option for those seeking to monitor their own alcohol-blood levels is a portable, personal breathalyzer device! According to a story in the Buffalo News, this product — called the BAQ Tracker — costs $249 and “provides an accurate and reliable measurement of breath-alcohol concentration.” For those with a more modest budget, the company provides a blackberry app for just $4.99. It calculates likely blood-alcohol based on input from the user related to weight, height, age, along with the amount and time over which alcohol is consumed."