Mixed reaction on Florida Governor’s nix to high speed rail project

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Community leaders and politicians weighed in on Wednesday over Florida Governor Rick Scott’s cancellation of plans to build a high speed rail from Central Florida to the West Coast of the state. Natalie Beigel reports.

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