BRADENTON, Fla. — In an effort to convince Gov. Rick Scott that Florida’s high-speed rail project is viable and as risk-free to taxpayers as possible, mayors and prominent business groups said Thursday that a proposal is on the table that answers Scott’s concerns.

The mayors held a press conference just hours before the Florida Supreme Court held oral arguments on a petition seeking to overturn Scott’s rejection of $2.4 billion in federal funds for the project. The mayors are not party to the suit.

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