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Supreme Court sides with Rick Scott on high speed rail; LaHood is sending money to other states



The Supreme Court today rejected a plea by two state Senators to force Gov. Rick Scott to move forward with high speed rail. In a terse, one-page ruling, justices said that with limited information  the "petitions have not clearly demonstrated entitlement" to their request. U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced he will give the money to other states.

Thad Altman, a Republican from Melbourne, and Arthenia Joyner a Democrat from Tampa, filed the suit Tuesday, claiming Scott overstepped his executive authority by killing the project after the legislature had approved it and appropriated money for it.

See the entire ruling here.

[Last modified: Friday, March 4, 2011 10:27am]


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