PolitiFact: What Scott can and can't do to kill high-speed rail

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When Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced he had decided to kill a high-speed rail line connecting Tampa and Orlando, legislators, local officials, union groups and others grumbled about Scott’s timing and reasoning.

Then many of them thought: Wait, can he even do that?

PolitiFact Florida explores the question through a claim from Sen. J.D. Alexander. (Spoiler: Scott holds a lot of the cards).

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