The High-Speed Rail Drama Continues…

Sens. Arthenia Joyner, Thad Altman sue Gov. Rick Scott over high-speed rail

By Janet Zink and Alex Leary, Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau
Posted: Mar 01, 2011 12:12 PM

TALLAHASSEE — Two senators, Democrat Arthenia Joyner and Republican Thad Altman, filed a lawsuit Tuesday to stop Gov. Rick Scott from killing high-speed rail.

The suit asks the Florida Supreme Court to order Scott to “expeditiously accept” $2.4 billion in federal money and asks for an injunction if necessary.

Altman, a Republican from Melbourne, said they might need more time from U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to allow the suit to make its way through the Supreme Court process.

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