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Rick Scott to study major Port of Miami project

As part of his "Let's Get to Work'' jobs tour, Gov.-elect Rick Scott visited the Port of Miami Wednesday -- but did not to take a position on a major project proponents say could bring some 33,000 jobs to South Florida.

Scott only committed to carefully studying a proposal to dredge the port to 50 feet to accommodate bigger cargo ships.

"I'll be getting up to speed on it,'' Scott told reporters after meeting with port officials and touring the port's cargo facilities.

"It appears to make all the sense in the world, but part of my job is to go through and look at how all the dollars are spent.''

For months, port Director Bill Johnson has been lobbying Washington for the $75 million in federal dollars still needed to deepen the port by 2014, when large vessels begin going through the Panama Canal. Full story here.

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