Governor Rick Scott Helps Avoid Government Shutdown and Save Federal Taxpayers $1.5 Billion

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Tallahassee, Fla. – This weekend as Washington, D.C., insiders struggled to find billions to prevent a government shutdown, they found $1.5 billion worth of taxpayer money exactly where Governor Rick Scott left it: in the boondoggle high speed rail proposal.

“I am proud to have brought this waste to the attention of those in Washington,” Governor Rick Scott stated in response to the news. “These funds should either be returned to taxpayers as tax cuts or applied to reducing the burden that our national debt is passing to future generations.”

According to media reports, the final continuing resolution from Congress will include a $1.5 billion reduction in funds for high speed rail. Governor Scott rejected $2.4 billion for the project in Florida.

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