Source: Haridopolos, Atwater Will Announce Opposition to SunRail
Reportedly reversing their earlier positions, Senate President Mike Haridopolos and state Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater are said to be preparing to come out against the SunRail commuter train.
A source close to the situation tells Sunshine State News that both Haridipolos and Atwater were preparing statements Thursday afternoon.
As senators, both men supported the SunRail project. But amid rising pressure from conservative tea party groups and growing concern over costs, Haridopolos, who is running for U.S. Senate, and Atwater, the former state Senate president, reportedly have changed their minds.
Neither Haridopolos nor Atwater was immediately available to confirm the report.
Gov. Rick Scott has said he will issue his decision on SunRail by July 2.