Rick Scott Killed a Federally-Funded High-Speed Rail Plan So He Could Hire a Major Donor Instead

One of Rick’s Scott’s first acts in office in 2011 was canceling a $2.4 billion federally-funded and shovel-ready bullet train from Orlando to Tampa, awarding a private contract instead to All Aboard Florida. He and his wife last year invested at least $3 million in a credit fund for All Aboard Florida’s parent company, and All Aboard Florida and its parent company had given $188,750 to Scott’s 2010 campaign and $25,000 to his inauguration.