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Scott on planes, trains and his black caucus meeting

Some quick notes from the Gov. Rick Scott's quick press gaggle this afternoon:

About claims from Senate budget chief J.D. Alexander that Scott's sale of the state places was illegal: "It was a campaign promise that I made.... We did it absolutely in compliance with the law. It’s something the taxpayers of this state wanted."

About the timing of his high-speed rail announcement. Was there a read he announced it Wednesday? "Nah .... My approach is whenever I get ready to make a decision I like to get it out there and let people know what I believe in."

Whether he would object to local governments working to bring the rail money to Florida: "I don’t believe we should be trying to push our counties into taking an irresponsible act of taking the risk of a high speed rail project.”

If he had a response to black lawmakers who said they were offended after Scott told them, "I grew up probably in the same situation as you guys. I started school in public housing. My dad had a sixth-grade education." "I had a great meeting with them on Tuesday. We had a great lunch. ... The issue that we have in the state right now is jobs and that’s what my focus is."

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