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Like Governor Christie in New Jersey, Florida's Rick Scott rejected a rail construction program that would benefit his gridlocked citizens just to prove a political point.

Voters in Florida’s critical swing Interstate 4 corridor favored the construction of a high-speed railway between Tampa and Orlando that was killed by Florida’s Republican governor Rick Scott.

Early into his first year in office in 2011, Scott turned down $2.4 billion for a high speed rail line that had been one of the centerpieces of President Obama’s vision for a nationwide rail network.


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