High-speed rail and the irony of Florida's commemorative quarter

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There was a blip in the New York Times‘ Week in Review discussing Governor Rick Scott’s decision to reject federal funds for high-speed rail and it got me thinking about Scott’s decision, the irony of Florida’s commemorative quarter and the future of the Sunshine State.

I look at the back of that commemorative quarter and see a 16th Century Spanish Galleon and a 20th Century Space Shuttle — both enduring symbols of the march of progress.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.