TALLAHASSEE (CBS4) – 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.

Scott’s response gave insight into Scott’s my-way-or-the-highway thinking and also showed a disdain for the Florida legislature. He said the two state senators asked the Supreme Court to step in after their “policy preferences have not prevailed in the political process.”

However, Scott’s statement disregards the fact that the high-speed rail line was passed by the political process and is supported by most businesses and groups. It’s also received bi-partisan support from Florida’s Congressional representation.

Scott maintained that he will not accept the federal funds because of his belief that Florida taxpayers may be on the hook for most of the money if certain goals aren’t met.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Scott was wrong and has been working with leaders in Washington and Tallahassee to move forward with the plan with or without Scott’s approval.

Governor Scott has until Friday to accept a revised plan for local management to absolve the state of liability.

Comments (4)
  1. GAIN AND AGEIN says:

    I am surprised to not see Wanna Be Mayor of Miami-Dade, hanging with the Governor this time?
    Maybe they are not sharing the same courtroom, or Lieing to the community together? What are those odss, rMayor Robaina, Commissioner Seijas, Daid Concepcion, etc., etc.

    And the Governor is not cuban born, as Mayor Robaina and Mr. Concepcion CLAIM TO BE?

  2. duane says:

    Yes thats just what we need faster trains, They cant keep the ones we have now on the tracks ? What the hole state of Florida own medical stocks or something? I love the two other comments, neither have anything to do with the story.

  3. Regency S says:

    Scott,What a mistake you were for the voters! Republicans did it again, first ex president Bush with his war agenda and now Scott with his I do not know what I am doing agenda. When is Florida going to learn? I guess now they got what they deserved, Scott. Teachers, Cops, State workers, do your homework before you vote. By the time Scott is out of power you will be making less momey than a high school student on a part time job.

  4. TS says:

    Scott is right in rejecting this potential MONEY PIT … High Speed rail is absurd … Who is gioing to use this boon doggle ? Tampa to Orlando …
    Let’s use some common sense