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(Ronald, the Heritage Foundation, http://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2011/pdf/bg2520.pdf, DKE)
[At the same time, as citizens of states receiving the money began to inspect the Obama plan’s cost estimates, travel benefits, and long-term
subsidy obligations more closely, support for HSR began to wane, and gubernatorial candidates in Wisconsin, Ohio, and Florida who opposed or
were skeptical about HSR won their elections. The new governors of Wisconsin and Ohio have since canceled their states’ programs, and the Florida program, one of only two real HSR programs funded by the FRA, is under review by the
new governor. The California program, the only other real HSR proposal, will likely not be built because of its
exceptionally high cost and California’s long-term, systemic fiscal crisis.] States demand federal involvement
Durbin, assistant majority leader of the senate, September 21, 2011 (Richard, official webs...
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