Republican state Sen. Doug LaMalfa pushed to put the 2008 high-speed rail bill back on the ballot for a revote, but that effort failed.
No worries. California voters actually do have an opportunity to weigh in on the high-speed rail bonds. In November, they will approve or reject the governor's initiative to raise the sales tax by 0.25 percent, as well as income taxes on high-income earners.
If Californians believe that Sacramento shouldn't take on a dubious high-ticket rail project when the state is so broke that it has to raise taxes, they can vote no.