ORLANDO, Fla. -- Launching a constitutional battle, two state lawmakers asked the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday to order Gov. Rick Scott to build a high-speed train from Orlando to Tampa.
Sens. Thad Altman, R-Viera, and Arthenia Joyner, D-Tampa, argue in the 25-page suit that Scott must take $2.4 billion in federal funding and complete the project because of a law (SB 1212) passed by the Legislature during a special session in 2009.
The suit, Joyner said, is "necessary at this time because our governor's new -- to let him know this is not a monarchy, he is not a king; this is a democracy."