High Speed Rail
The $2 billion in high-speed rail funding rejected by Florida Governor Rick Scott is turning into a treasure chest for other states, most notably Illinois.
Just weeks after Florida Governor Rick Scott turned down $2.4 billion and thousands of jobs from the federal government, the Obama Administration has reluctantly made the money available for other high-speed rail projects across the country.
The battle between Florida Gov. Rick Scott and two state senators over federal stimulus money for the proposed high speed rail line goes to the Florida Supreme Court Thursday.
Florida Governor Rick Scott met a noon deadline when he filed a stern response with the Florida Supreme Court after he was sued by two Florida legislators who are seeking to force Scott to accept the federal money for a high-speed rail line.
A bipartisan pair of Florida State Senators has sued Governor Rick Scott in the Florida Supreme Court to force him to accept the federal money for a high-speed rail system.
Despite comments from Governor Rick Scott that he couldn’t see any workable plan for a high speed rail line from Tampa to Orlando, attorneys for the U.S. Department of Transportation are meeting with his administration to see if something can’t be worked out.
Governor Rick Scott just got a big political smackdown and many of his fellow Republicans helped administer it.