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Dean Cannon: Rick Scott's SunRail freeze won't 'leverage' me

Sounds like House Speaker Dean Cannon' is confident Gov. Rick Scott will ultimately approve of SunRail. Could Scott leverage Cannon by freezing some SunRail projects in the meantime? No way, says Cannon. He trusts the governor. His written statement:

"It is true that I support the SunRail project.  The economics of the project, the degree of specific direction from legislature, the carefulness in planning and the potential benefits to Florida differ substantially from the recently canceled high speed rail project.

It is also true that I have a great deal of faith in the integrity and business judgment of our Governor.  I do not believe he will play political games with a project that could serve such an important role in Central Florida's economic recovery.

However, if anyone expects SunRail to serve as 'leverage' with the House, he or she will be sorely disappointed.  While I support the project, I will not abandon responsible, conservative public policy for any infrastructure project."