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Florida Senate President Changes Position on High-Speed Rail

Federal officials are holding last-ditch negotiations with Florida Governor Rick Scott trying to convince him the high-speed rail is a good thing for the state.

So far, all indications show Scott is unconvinced, and State Senate President Mike Haridopolos has changed course on the issue.

Haridopolos was originally for a high-speed link between Tampa and Orlando but changed his position after Scott rejected a $2.4 billion federal grant.

Haridopolos predicts pro-rail lawmakers will fail. He says too many people are concerned about the impact on the federal debt.

Transportation secretary Ray LaHood has given supporters until Friday to come up with a way to move the project forward. They're currently working with local government leaders to try to salvage it.


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