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Drawing Widespread Criticism, Rick Scott Discovers the Joys of SunRail, and CSX

| July 2, 2011

Gov. Rick Scott’s approval of SunRail triggered criticism from Republicans and Scott’s tea party base while sharpening a contrast with his earlier rejection of a federally funded high-speed rail initiative.

End of the Line for Rail Brawl As Supreme Court Ruling Sends $2.4 Billion Elsewhere

| March 4, 2011

The Florida Supreme Court ruled unanimously that Gov. Scott could not be bound to spend $2.4 billion in federal high-speed rail money. That money will now go to New York or California.

Governor and Senators’ High-Speed Rail Brawl Crashes a Skeptical Florida Supreme Court

| March 3, 2011

Judging from Justices’ questions, the legislators’ case to force the governor to accept $2.4 billion in federal funding for the bullet train looked slim after Thursday’s arguments before the high court.

Senators Against “King” Scott Face Off at Florida Supreme Court Over High-Speed Rail

| March 3, 2011

Set for 3 p.m. Thursday, the Florida Supreme Court showdown over $2.4 billion in federal money underscores the divide between Gov. Rick Scott and the Republican-dominated Legislature ahead of next week’s legislative session.

Senators File Supreme Court Challenge To Gov. Scott’s $2.4 Billion Rail Spurn

| March 1, 2011

The central Florida senators–one Republican, one Democrat–say Scott had no authority to cancel an act of the Legislature and cash appropriations former Gov. Crist had already approved for the $2.4 billion Orlando-Tampa high-speed rail link.

Mica and Scott Derailing High-Speed and Jacksonville-Bunnell-Miami Rail Lines

| January 20, 2011

Despite billions in federal subsidies, John Mica’s and Florida’s governor are effectively killing two major rail projects, including one that would have run through Flagler, by shifting the financial burden to non-existent private interests.


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