Gov. Scott Says Fla. Will Pay for Miami Port Dredging

By: AP
By: AP


Gov. Rick Scott says he's reallocating state transportation funds to pay the full $77 million cost of a dredging project in Miami so larger ships can enter the port.

The Republican governor made the announcement Friday in Miami.

Scott said, who ran on a job creation platform last year, said
the project would result in 30,000 new jobs.

The governor's office did not immediately explain where the
money will come from.

Scott made the announcement shortly after formally rejecting
$2.4 billion in federal money for an Orlando-Tampa high-speed rail
line that was expected to create at least 24,000 jobs.

He was joined for the announcement by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and
U.S. Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart and David Rivera, all South Florida

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  • by John J Location: Tally on Mar 5, 2011 at 01:08 PM
    South Florida is the largest tax contributor to the state. So of course they should get the lions share of tax revenue. No one in NY state is complaining that the majority of their taxes pay for the NYC port. Politically this makes 0 sense for him since Alex Sink killed him in South Florida and South Florida is overwhelmingly liberal.
  • by Kevin aka Reality Location: Monticello on Mar 5, 2011 at 10:23 AM
    As long as the Ships full of Illegal aliens are sunk far out to sea , and arent entering the port!!!
  • by Anonymous on Mar 5, 2011 at 07:06 AM
    DTH, It is not the Governments job to fund new businesses. Go look for private investors. If they do not want to invest in your business, maybe it is not a sound business plan.
  • by CUTIT on Mar 5, 2011 at 05:15 AM
    Finally a gov who can see past whining short sited idiots who are being forced to make same sacrifices the public sector has had to make. Let's get on with the cuts
  • by jon Location: tallahassee on Mar 5, 2011 at 02:02 AM
    they need too dredge up some oil while their at it to make gas for us in fl and maybe gov should take $$$ offered by the feds and do what's necessary to lower gas taxes/prices and gouging in fl...but, warning, don't ever really spend money before it becomes available. That's the main reason why this country's sinking.
  • by Olwell on Mar 4, 2011 at 11:49 PM
    Haha you really can't figure out why he's so helpful to south Florida? Good god people look at the polls, he didn't even get 25% of the votes here. To make it simple for you HE HATES tally and the Capitol is moving to Miami. And to you Rick Scott you hemroid looking troll suck eggs.
  • by Anon on Mar 4, 2011 at 11:02 PM
    Hate to break to you Cheryl but the they don't import prescription drugs on auto carriers and container vessels.
  • by Gramma Location: TLH on Mar 4, 2011 at 08:30 PM
    Will someone PLEASE get the IMPEACHMENT ball rolling on this idiot while we still have a state to live in!
  • by Cheryl Location: Florida on Mar 4, 2011 at 07:21 PM
    So this idiot is against monitoring drug prescriptions but he is FOR leading the way for more drugs to come into the state?? I apologize to everyone for voting for this imbicle. He is cutting jobs left and right, letting more drugs into the state and it is an "invasion" of a persons privacy to monitor their drug consumption. I think he is on drugs!!
  • by DTH Location: Tallahassee on Mar 4, 2011 at 06:16 PM
    Watcher: I always Vote for the Lesser of two Evils, no matter if they are Rep or Dem. I did NOT Vote for Scott.
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