Americans for Prosperity: On rail, Florida lawmakers encourage reckless spending

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The increasingly-powerful Americans for Prosperity released the following statement regarding Florida lawmakers efforts to go around Gov. Rick Scott to devise a plan to accept federal funding for high speed rail:

Today members of Florida’s Congressional Delegation and the Florida Legislature set forth a plan to circumvent Governor Scott’s decision to reject $2.4 billion in federal funds to build a high speed rail from Orlando to Tampa.

Twenty-six State Senators, including ten democrats led by high speed rail supporter Paula Dockery, sent a letter to Obama

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