High Speed Rail Funding Splits Florida Lawmakers

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

As we reported last week, Florida Governor Rick Scott has rejected $2.4 billion of federal money allocated for the construction of a high-speed rail project in his state. Florida’s proposed high-speed rail line would have been a marquee project for the president, who has made it his administration’s goal to provide high speed rail access to 80 percent of Americans in the next twenty years. Unsurprisingly, this is costing the governor political points on the both the left and the right. Joining us now for a view from the legislature is Republican State Senator Paula Dockery. She was an early supporter of Gov. Rick Scott, but is disappointed with his rejection of the high-speed rail stimulus package.

Guests:

Paula Dockery

Produced by:

Hsi-Chang Lin

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