Skip to comments.Fla. Gov. Scott's response to rail lawsuit pending
Posted on 03/02/2011 4:17:19 AM PST by GreatJoeMcCarthy
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Florida Supreme Court is awaiting a response from Gov. Rick Scott to a lawsuit challenging his refusal to accept $2.4 billion in federal money for a Tampa-Orlando high speed rail project. The Republican governor has until noon Wednesday to reply to the bipartisan suit. State Sens. Arthenia Joyner, a Democrat, and Thad Altman, a Republican, claim Florida law gives Scott no choice but to accept the stimulus funding. Scott says he won't do it because Florida taxpayers may be stuck with billions in cost overruns and subsidies. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says a revised plan for local management of the project would absolve the state of liability. LaHood has given Scott has until Friday to accept the deal.
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$32 Million per mile -vs- $17 Million for interstate lanes per mile
I’m not too worried about the case. Rick Scott needs to hold his ground...he could be a bit more diplomatic with the Republicans, but he need not apologize for being conservative.
What will the Florida Supreme Court do? FORCE the money on Scott? They’re playing with fire if they try to do that....
Its (allegedly) FL law, not Federal:
“State Sens. Arthenia Joyner, a Democrat, and Thad Altman, a Republican, claim Florida law gives Scott no choice but to accept the stimulus funding.”
When the response is posted, will you please ping the list...
The people pushing the train claim a one way ticket will be only $30.
They also claim the train will not require taxpayer support.
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