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Bill To Buy CSX Line Stirs Lawmakers, Lobbyist

April 11th, 2008 by flanews

A bill allowing the state to buy a commuter rail rolled through a House council in Tallahassee today. The bill would allocate more than 600 million dollars to buy a 61 mile stretch of the CSX rail line going through Orlando. Opponents of the bill lined up to tell lawmakers their concerns about the project. Labor Lobbyist Rich Templin read a letter from a union member against the legislation.

She wrote and I quote I think its unconscionable that theyre even considering giving this company all this money when the budget is as bad as it is. It is wrong for them to even consider this deal when they are debating whether my neighbors living on social security will be able to denture or eyeglasses and whether or not to take money away from kids schools, said Templin.

Supporters of the bill said it will cut down on vehicle pollution and provide better public transportation.

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