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NOW Rick Scott Likes Trains!

Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

Now he likes trains. Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) announced plans to spend some $215 million in state funds to build a railroad hub at Orlando ...

Sam Stein

Sorry Acela Elites, This Budget Deal Is Not For You

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Amtrak riders who live in the infamous Acela corridor lost out in the bipartisan budget deal reached between House and Senate approp...

Sam Stein

Obama's Vision For High-Speed Rail Is In Danger Of Stalling Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an auditorium inside the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on a mid-April day in 2009, President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe ...

Report Puts Price Tag On Rick Scott's Decision To Kill High-Speed Rail

Tampa Tribune | Ted Jackovics | Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics

The high-speed rail project that Gov. Rick Scott doomed last February by turning down more than $2 billion in federal money would have made an annual ...

Sam Stein

Florida's High-Speed Rail Money Officially Sent To Northeast Corridor

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Half a year after Florida Gov. Rick Scott rejected $2.4 billion in federal money to help build high-speed rail structures inside his sta...

Amtrak, 15 States Get $2 Billion That Florida Lost

AP | By JOAN LOWY | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Amtrak and rail projects in 15 states are being awarded the $2 billion that Florida lost after the governor canceled plans for high-spee...

After Florida Spurns Federal High-Speed Rail Dollars, Illinois Cashes In

Posted 07.05.2011 | Chicago

Republican intransigence over government spending has paid dividends yet again in Illinois, as the state has been awarded a sizable chunk of federal d...

Twenty-Four States, Amtrak Vying For High-Speed Rail Money After Gov Rejected Funds

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Twenty-four states, the District of Columbia and Amtrak are vying for $2.4 billion in federal aid that became available when Florid...

Jason Linkins

Floridians Are Maybe Starting To Understand Their Governor Is A Grifter

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics

Despite his being best known as a cartoon villain fraudster who bilked Medicare and incurred a record-setting fine from authorities, Florida Governor ...

Rick Scott Not Afraid To Make Enemies

The Washington Post | Aaron Blake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is not afraid to make enemies....

Obama Criticizes Florida Governor For Rejecting High-Speed Rail Funds

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama says Florida Gov. Rick Scott was wrong to reject $2.4 billion in federal money to build a high-speed rail line from Orlando to ...

Florida Rising: People From All Walks of Life Are Standing Up to Pro-Corporate Assaults in the Sunshine State

Camilo E. Mejia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Camilo E. Mejia

Florida workers and activists are taking aim against budget cuts and laws that threaten to further widen the already huge divide between rich and poor in our state.

New GOP Govs Exerting Power In Dramatic Ways While Competing For The Spotlight

The Miami Herald | Alex Leary & Michael C. Bender | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Newly elected officials such as New Jersey's Chris Christie, Florida's Rick Scott and Wisconsin's Scott Walker are exerting power in dramatic ways and...

White House Takes Back Billions From Florida Allocated For High-Speed Rail

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has taken back the $2.4 billion allocated to Florida for high-speed trains and is inviting other states to...

Rick Scott Puts Breaks On More Rail

The Palm Beach Post | Dara Kam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Gov. Rick Scott has put the brakes on the $1.2 billion SunRail commuter train in Central Florida by freezing $235 million in contracts for the project...

GOP Governor Rick Scott At Odds With Florida Republicans

The New York Times | Lizette Alvarez & Gary Fineout | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rick Scott, the conservative Republican billionaire who plucked the governor's job from the party establishment in November with $73 million of his ow...

Florida Supreme Court Rules Rick Scott Can Reject High-Speed Rail Funds

AP | BILL KACZOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Friday that he plans to send $2.4 billion in high-speed rail funding inte...

Sam Stein

Rick Scott Rejects Obama Administration's Last-Ditch Pitch On High-Speed Rail

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Putting a formal end to attempts to satisfy his concerns with the project, Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has rejected a last-ditch effort ...

Rick Scott Response To High-Speed Rail Lawsuit Pending

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Supreme Court is awaiting a response from Gov. Rick Scott to a lawsuit challenging his refusal to accept $2.4 bi...

Sam Stein

The Most Isolated GOP Governor?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The theatrics of Wisconsin's ongoing budget protests have left the impression that there is no more isolated governor in the country tha...

Rick Scott Takes Another Step To Kill High-Speed Rail In Florida

The Miami Herald | ALEX LEARY, BILL VARIAN AND JANET ZINK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An intense last-ditch effort to save high-speed rail in Florida collapsed Thursday with Gov. Rick Scott rejecting the plan, and then angry lawmakers a...

Jason Linkins

And Now, Here's Some Speculation That Rick Scott Might Run For The White House

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Right now, we're in an extended period where the people who everyone presumes to be running for president in 2012 are delaying their official entry in...

Sam Stein

White House Looking For Ways To Bypass Governor Who Rejected Funds For High-Speed Rail

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is expected to meet with Florida's congressional delegation Thursday afternoon in an effort to circu...