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Fact-checking the job-claim figures of high-speed rail



U.S Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Jacksonville, has been telling reporters and House colleagues an eye-catching statistic about Florida's contentious high-speed rail program.

Brown, a rail proponent, questioned how Gov. Rick Scott -- of "Let's Get to Work" fame -- could shut down a program that would create "60,000-plus jobs for Floridians."

That's a whole lotta jobs, if true. Read where Brown's claim falls on PolitiFact Florida's Truth-O-Meter.

[Last modified: Wednesday, March 2, 2011 6:59pm]


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