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Published on March 2nd, 2011 | by Important Media Cross-Post


Rick Scott Gets Sued by Florida Senators for Rejecting High-Speed Rail Funds

March 2nd, 2011 by  

If you haven’t heard the news yet, the new Tea Party Governor of Florida, Rick Scott, recently rejected $2.4 billion in high-speed rail funds from the federal government, a move that is without sound logic and is either due to corruption, him being forced to do so by his out-of-the-public-eye superiors/funders, or pure ignorance.

Now, two Florida state senators (one Republican and one Democrat) have filed a lawsuit against Rick Scott. The lawsuit claims that Scott overstepped his authority in rejecting the federal funds. The legislators had already agreed to fund the project and Scott had no legal right to change that.

Read more on our sister site, Planetsave: Florida Gov. Rick Scott Gets Sued for Stupidity Regarding High-Speed Rail

Photo Credit: JAXPORT

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  • Greg

    We the Flordia voters don’t want it or to subsidize it like we still are from previous govt railroad projects. TWICE the voters have spoken on this.

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