NEWS FROM THE FLORIDA DEMOCRATIC PARTY
For Immediate Release: February 16, 2011
Florida Democratic Party: Rick Scott Has Become A One Man Wrecking Crew For Florida’s Economy
Reacting to Governor Rick Scott’s rejection of funds for high-speed rail, Florida Democratic Party spokesman Eric Jotkoff released the following statement:
“Over the past month Governor Rick Scott has become a one man wrecking crew for Florida’s economy, putting at risk over 100,000 jobs as he tries to impose his extreme philosophy on the Sunshine State.
“Gov. Scott’s rejection today of high-speed rail not only ends the hope of less congestion on our roads for Central Floridians stuck in I-4 traffic every day, but also stops a critical investment in Florida’s infrastructure that will cost our state 71,000 job-years.
“Between the Governor’s actions today and his budget, which promised pink slips to tens of thousands of police, firefighters, and teachers, Rick Scott is putting Florida’s future at risk.”