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Supporters of paved trail across Florida to push for funding again in 2014
The Coast to Coast Connector is envisioned to stretch across the middle of Florida. Map from 1000 Friends of Florida

Gov. Rick Scott must have received bad advice when he vetoed $50 million in the 2013-14 state budget for completing a paved trail across Central Florida, a leading trail supporter said during a broadcast on Wednesday.

W. Dale Allen, president of the Florida Greenways & Trails Foundation Inc., said during a webinar hosted by 1000 Friends of Florida that the $50 million to link 275 miles of trail segments would have brought tourism and jobs to the region.

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