The Miami Herald reports:
As one of his first acts in office in 2011, Gov. Rick Scott canceled a $2.4 billion federally funded and shovel-ready bullet train from Orlando to Tampa because it carried “an extremely high risk of overspending taxpayer dollars with no guarantee of economic growth.’’
It was a political slap to then-President Barack Obama, who considered the high-speed rail project central to his infrastructure reinvestment initiative. Now, the idea has returned — revived by All Aboard Florida, a Coral Gables-based company that has heavily supported Scott — and the governor has reversed course.
Scott said in June he believes a high-speed rail line from Orlando to Tampa is a good idea and he and his wife last year invested at least $3 million in a credit fund for All Aboard Florida’s parent company, Fortress Investment Group, according to recently disclosed financial documents.
Hit the link for more about this latest scam. Last month financial disclosures for Scott’s US Senate campaign revealed that he and his wife are worth at last $500 million, possibly much more.
Florida Gov. Scott canceled plans for high-speed rail in Florida when he took office. Then he and his wife invested millions in a company aiming to bring….high-speed rail to Florida (with the state giving the project "special attention") https://t.co/N3jtIjY8HZ
— Mark Berman (@markberman) August 16, 2018