BRADENTON, Fla. — Two Florida senators, a Republican and a Democrat, filed a 281-page petition Tuesday with the state Supreme Court seeking an emergency ruling to block Gov. Rick Scott from rejecting $2.4 billion of federal funds for high-speed rail.

The suit by Sen. Thad Altman, R-Melbourne, and Sen. Arthenia Joyner, D-Tampa, argued that Scott exceeded his constitutional authority when he told U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood that Florida would not use the funds.

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