BRADENTON, Fla. — Top Florida officials are considering calling a special session of the Legislature in early December to solve problems that could prevent the state from getting federal stimulus funds for a variety of rail projects.

Senate President Jeff Atwater, R-North Palm Beach, said he would like a special session called after meeting with federal transportation officials earlier this week. Those officials stressed that Florida must ante up financial support for its own projects if it expects to be in the running for a piece of the more than $8 billion in stimulus funding set aside for rail, he said.

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