Who Here Regrets Endorsing Rick Scott?
NOT ME, I DIDN’T SUPPORT HIM!!! [N]o one has yet been able to answer WHY we should choose Rick Scott over Bill McCollum. Just because Rick Scott has never been in elected office, does not make him more of a good guy over McCollum. I mean, just look at Jesse Ventura’s tenure as Governor of Minnesota. The people hated him when he left office and | Read More »
Rick Scott; Live To Fight Another Day
With a decision on SunRail forthcoming any day now, Gov. Rick Scott finds himself in a very precarious position. He simply cannot please everyone and his decision, be it in favor of SunRail or opposed, is destined to upset an important bloc that will be critical to future successes. Yes, it goes with the territory, but if one could venture inside Scott’s head for a | Read More »
Florida Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Gov. Rick Scott
Score one for the good guys: The Florida Supreme Court this morning unanimously rejected a lawsuit by state Sen. Thad Altman, R-Viera, who sought to make Gov. Rick Scott accept $2.4 billion in federal stimulus money for a high-speed rail route through Central Florida. [...]
I Stand Behind My Last SunRail Post…
I know what I wrote on my last SunRail post and I mean it. I was on my way out the door and I didn’t have time to clarify myself. Some people, like those who commented on Practical State, don’t understand that with the death of High Speed Rail, SunRail is as good as dead: It was supposed to be a done deal. The first | Read More »
BREAKING: SUNRAIL IS DEAD!!
YES!! WE DID IT!! SUNRAIL IS DEAD!! TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Fla. Gov. Rick Scott scraps Tampa-Orlando high-speed rail plan, rejects $2.8 billion from feds.
Gov. Scott’s Choice: Greatness Or Mediocre
Gov. Rick Scott is going to have to make a choice very soon: Does he want to be a Chris Christie or Arnold Schwarzenegger*? In other words, does he want to be known as a great governor or a mediocre governor? This, of course, is not really a choice. Hell, even Barack Obama said he rather be a great one-termer than a mediocre two-termer**.
Florida High Speed Rail Dance Continues
By Tom Tillison Florida Political Press And the high speed rail ‘waltz’ continues here in Florida, or shall we call it the high speed ‘hustle’? Gov. Rick Scott emerged from a meeting Friday with U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood expressing the same caution he has exercised before on high speed rail. “He’s a believer,” Scott told the Buzz. “I’m the one that’s responsible to the | Read More »
Mike Haridopolos US Senate? Yeah, Not Happening
Mike Haridopolos is the current President of the Florida Senate and a Republican. There are wild rumors that he is trying to postion himself for a run for US Senate. Yeah, no.
Florida’s Penny Governor
Round-up on Florida’s Newest Governor:
Governor-Elect Rick Scott Says The Right Things
(Via Florida Pundit) Governor-Elect Rick Scott says the right things, but one has to wonder if he means it:
US DOT Ups Bribe For Florida To $2.39 Billion
Alternate Headline: High Speed Rail Not Dead In Florida, That Pisses Off This Gator Blood pressure building… Florida is penciled in to receive an additional $342.3 million, raising the total it will receive from the federal government to $2.39 billion.
Gov-Elect Rick Scott: Time To Kill SunRail In Its Crib
Time to kill it. Kill it like Obama wanted to kill failed-aborted babies: Ohio stands to receive $400 million for the program to connect Ohio’s biggest cities by rail, but Governor-elect John Kasich doesn’t want it.
SunRail Is A Go
Which is frankly a bad thing*: TALLAHASSEE — Ending decades of bottlenecked ambitions for Central Florida mass transit, the Florida Legislature on Tuesday gave final approval to the SunRail train that’s expected to start carrying passengers in 2012.